Thich Quang Duc's Austen

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The rusted old Austin sedan that the Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc rode to the intersection of Phan Dinh Phung and Le Von Duyet Streets in Saigon on June 11, 1963. He stepped from the car, sat on the pavement in the lotus position, doused himself with gasoline and burnt himself to death in protest to the treatment of Buddhists and Buddhism by the Catholic premier Ngo Dinh Diem. He was the first of a number of monks to protest in this painful manner.

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