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Thich Quang Duc - Car and Protest Sign

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This image depicts the car in which Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist priest, traveled to a Saigon intersection where he set himself on fire in 1963.

In front of the vehicle is this sign which explains the significance of his actions:

A relic

In this car The Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc went from An Quang Pagoda to the intersection of Phan dinh Phung street and Le van Duyet street on June 11, 1963 in Saigon.

As soon as he got out of the car, The Most Venerable sat down in the lotus position and burnt himself to death to protest against the Ngo Dinh Diem regime's policies at discriminating against Buddhists and violating religious freedom.


Media Credits

Image of a photo by Mark Halpern; online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

LICENSE:  CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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