• Short Summary

    A SPECIAL PRAYER SERVICE MARKING THE 49TH DAY AFTER THE RITUAL SUICIDE OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE BUDDHIST MONK, WHICH QUANG DUC, WHO BURNED HIMSELF ON JUNE 11 IN SUPPORT OF BUDDHIST DEMANDS FOR RELIGIOUS EQUALITY WAS HELD ON JULY 30 AT THE XA LOI PAGODA, THE MAIN PAGODA IN SAIGON.

  • Description

    A SPECIAL PRAYER SERVICE MARKING THE 49TH DAY AFTER THE RITUAL SUICIDE OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE BUDDHIST MONK, WHICH QUANG DUC, WHO BURNED HIMSELF ON JUNE 11 IN SUPPORT OF BUDDHIST DEMANDS FOR RELIGIOUS EQUALITY WAS HELD ON JULY 30 AT THE XA LOI PAGODA, THE MAIN PAGODA IN SAIGON.

    AN ESTIMATED CROWD OF FIFTEEN THOUSAND TURNED UP FOR THE PRAYER.SOME OF THEM WHO COULD NOT GET INTO THE PAGODA KNELT IN THE ROADWAY OUTSIDE AS GONGS AND DRUMS SOUNDED AT THE MOMENT EXACTLY FORTY-NINE DAYS AFTER THE MONK'S DEATH.

    AT THE SAME MOMENT, BUDDHIST THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY HAD BEEN ASKED TO SPEND TWO MINUTES IN SILENT MEDITATION AT THEIR DESKS.IN THEIR CLASSROOMS OR IN THEIR MILITARY CAMPS.

    MEANWHILE, TWO BUDDHIST LEADERS TOLD WORSHIPPERS AFTER PRAYERS AT THE PAGODA THAT THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT MUST CONTINUE, BUT I SHOULD BE STRICTLY NON-VIOLENT AND RELIGIOUS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7FS69KFOWLEZ7FFSJJHUB2IG8
    Media URN:
    VLVA7FS69KFOWLEZ7FFSJJHUB2IG8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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