Thích Quảng Đức

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Veneration memorial for Thích Quang Đúc

Hòa thượng Thích Quảng Đức (1897–June 11, 1963) was a Buddhist Monk from Hội Khánh, French Indochina who committed suicide by burning himself to death while sitting in an intersection (crossroads). He was protesting the persecution of Buddhists by South Vietnam's Ngô Đình Diệm administration.