Sunday, October 12, 2008
Climate activist in self-immolation PR action stunt to raise awareness about global warming: Do not try this at home!
A climate activist, wearing protective clothing in a protest stunt
coordinated by a professional Hollywood stuntman in Los Angeles, appears to have
set himself on fire as a protest against climate change and global
warming during a protest on DATE NOT FIXED YET. However, he was not hurt at all, as the entire event was staged
as a PR action stunt to raise public awareness about the dangers the world faces if
we don't take action soon against climate change.
[Some background information about self-immolation protests:
Thích Quảng Ðức, was a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who burned himself to
death at a busy Saigon intersection on June 11, 1963. He was
protesting the persecution of Buddhism by South Vietnam's Ngô Đình
Diệm administration at that time. The US photographer Malcolm W.
Browne went on to win
the 1963 World Press Photo of the Year for that iconic image. Another
reporter who witnessed the event, David Halberstam, remembers: "As he
burned Mr Thich never moved a muscle, never uttered a sound".]
Posted by DANIELBLOOM at 8:22 PM