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Roger Allen LaPorte
Roger Allen LaPorte (? - 1965) is best known as a protester of the Vietnam War who set himself on fire (self-immolation) in front of the United Nations building in New York City on November 9, 1965 to protest the United States involvement in the war. At the time, he was a 22-year old Catholic Worker Movement member.
See also: Thich Quang Duc
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