Japanese peace activist sets himself on fire
Posted by satyrikon στο Ιουνίου 29, 2014
In 1963, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Quang Duc committed suicide by burning himself, in protest against the violent persecution of Buddhists by the United States-supported South Vietnamese dictatorship.
Over half a century later; translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
Sunday 29 May 2014, 12:07 (Update: 29-06-14, 13:34)
The man set himself on fire in protest against military plans
The man of about sixty years of age disagrees with the plans of Prime Minister Abe to end the pacifist policy of Japan. Abe wants in the next few days to change the Japanese constitution, making it possible to join military allies in warfare if they are attacked.
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