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33rd year  -  N° 228                 Thursday, 16 August 2018         Antwerpen		
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Sunday 15th of October 1967

51 years ago



Unitarian peace activist Florence Beaumont commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 58 in Federal Building, 300 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, California, United States.


Beaumont was protesting the US involvement in the war in Vietnam. "She was a perfectly normal, dedicated person, and felt she had to do this just like the monks and nuns who burned themselves in Vietnam. This was no suicide. There were no indications of escapism or frustration. This was an immolation, a supreme sacrifice to humanity, to peace and freedom for all mankind."