Self-immolation as sacrificial protest

“Flames were coming from a human being; his body was slowly withering and
shriveling up, his head blackening and charring. In the air was the smell of burning flesh . . . Behind me I could hear the sobbing of the Vietnamese who were now gathering. I was too shocked to cry, too confused to take notes or ask questions, too bewildered to even think.” (Halberstam 1965)

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