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Thích Quảng Đức's self-immolation during the Buddhist crisis

Self-immolation is the act where a person sets themself on fire. It is usually done for political or religious reasons. It is often used as an extreme form of protest or in acts of martyrdom.

The act of "setting oneself on fire, especially as a form of protest" was first recorded in Lady Morgan's France (1817).[1][2]

Real life examples:

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  1. The Oxford English Dictionary, 2009, 2nd ed., v. 4.0, Oxford University Press.
  2. immolate Archived 2012-04-28 at the Wayback Machine, Oxford Dictionaries.
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  5. Altaher, Nada (2019-09-10). "Iranian woman denied soccer stadium access dies after setting herself on fire". CNN. Retrieved 2023-04-28.
  6. Safi, Michael (2019-09-10). "Iranian female football fan who self-immolated outside court dies". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2023-04-28.
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