This week, 56 years ago, monk ThÃch Quáº£ng Äá»©c sat down at a busy Saigon intersection, doused himself in petrol and set himself alight. He did not utter a sound as he died.
The Buddhist crisis in Vietnam throughout 1963 precipitated the downfall and assassination of South Vietnamese president NgÃ´ ÄÃ¬nh Diá»m. It began with the shooting of nine civilians in Hue who were protesting the ban on the Buddhist flag. Malcolm Browne, the photographer, won a Pulitzer Prize for the image.â£â£
Decades later, in 1992, Los Angelesâ rap metal squad Rage Against The Machine featured the picture as the cover for their debut album.â£â£
Text on the first and second paragraph via History Everyday.â£â£