Famous execution and suicide in 1960’s Vietnam
One of the most famous photos in the world is this one taken in 1963 of Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam. Thick Quang Duc burned himself alive and of course to death in June on a street corner in Saigon to bring attention to the repressive policies of the Catholic Diem regime that controlled the South Vietnamese government at the time.
Buddhist monks asked the regime for the right to practice thier religion and beliefs.
While burning Thich Quang Duc was said to have never moved a muscle.
Most of us have seen this photo, it was published in Life magazine and is still a grim reminder of that era and the brutallity, torture and torment associated with the Vietnam war
and here is the video
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