South Viet Nam: Monk Without a Cause

The political Buddhists were on the march again in South Viet Nam. Snaking in a two-mile procession through Saigon, militant Thich Tri Quang and some 700 saffron-and-grey-robed monks and nuns, their little paper fans fluttering like butterflies in the noonday sun, trekked to the Presidential Palace. It was Tri Quang's first head-on attack on the South Vietnamese government since Premier Nguyen Cao Ky put down the Buddhist insurrection in Danang and Hué in the spring of 1966. Tri Quang lost that round, and this time his chances seemed even slimmer. Then he was campaigning against the generals and demanding...

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