• Short Summary

    A BUDDHISTS MONK BURNED HIMSELF TO DEATH OUTSIDE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL IN SAIGON ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 27), IN PROTEST AGAINST THE POLICIES OF THE NGC DINH DIEM REGIME.

  • Description

    A BUDDHISTS MONK BURNED HIMSELF TO DEATH OUTSIDE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL IN SAIGON ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 27), IN PROTEST AGAINST THE POLICIES OF THE NGC DINH DIEM REGIME. IT'S THE SEVENTH SUCH SUICIDE IN SOUTH VIETNAM SINCE EARLY JUNE. IT COINCIDES WITH THE VISIT TO SAIGON OF THE UNITED NATIONS MISSION INVESTIGATING CHARGES OF GOVERNMENT PERSECUTION OF BUDDHISTS.

    THE MONK, 42-YEAR-OLD HO DINH VAN, POURED PETROL OVER HIS ROBES AND SET THEN ALIGHT WITH A MATCH. MANY PASSERS-BY WATCHED HIS FLAMING DEATH -- INCLUDING BUDDHISTS, WHO KNELT ON THE PAVEMENT IN PRAYER.

    THE MONK CHOSE THE STREET IN FRONT OF SAIGON'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL--WHERE ROMAN CATHOLIC PRESIDENT DIEM WORSHIPS--AS HIS PLACE TO DIE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1DLPTHJTPFPXE8K3GO4BQVNIF
    Media URN:
    VLVA1DLPTHJTPFPXE8K3GO4BQVNIF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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