BIAFRA UNKNOWN HERO:- Bruce Mayrock is his name.A�Bruce Mayrock was a Columbia University Student,
20years of age from old westbury, New York.
Bruce Mayrock burnt himself to death on the lawn of the United Nationa��s building Headquarters to protest against the genocide been committed during the Nigeria-Biafra war with a big sign that reads!
a�?YOU MUST STOP GENOCIDE! Please Save Nine Million Biafransa�?.
Bruce Mayrock died about nine hours after he set himself ablaze.
Bruce Mayrock was born may6, 1949 and he took his own life for people whom he never met before in may 30, 1969.
Two United Nations guards spotted the flames and chased the youth across the lawn with fire extingj- uishers. But Mayrock eluded theA�guards, racing in front of the North Lounge of the building before several hundred horrified delegates and onlookers. The student finally fell to his knees beside a statue bearing the Biblical inscription a�?Let us beat our swords into plowshares * and the guards extinguished the flames. Mayrock was rushed toAYellevue Hospital where he was listed in critical condition with burns over most of his body and was pronounced dead shortly after midnight. At the U.N., guards found a large cardboard sign on the front lawn which said, a�?You must stop the genocidea��please save 9 millionA�Biafrans.a�? At the bottom of the sign, a quotation read, a�?Peace is where there is an absence of fear of any kind.a�? In past years, two other persons have immolated themselves in front of the U.N. Both died of their burns. Mayrock, who lived in Westbury, L.1., enrolled in GS and the Jewish Theological Seminary in September, 1967, but dropped out after one year and studied briefly at Hofstra University. He re-enrolled at GS last January. While at Columbia, Mayrock worked as a photographer for the Spectator sports department. Members of the youtha��s family stated Friday that he had workeda�� actively to protest the war in Biafra, writing letters about the war to the President and leading government figures. However, according to one rabbi, a�? who said he was close to the family, the student believed that a�?no one was listening.a�? a�?He was an idealistic young man deeply upset by the events in Biafra,a�? the rabbi said. a�?People were being killed and he felt no one was doing anything. Thata��s why he did what he did.a�?
Biafra Israel Prince reacted to this by saying a�?And my people who called themselves biafrans are still languishing in ignorance. He took his own life just to free me and you from the bondage and darkness called Nigeria.A�This is a wake-up call to you all.
therea��ll be nomore wars.
a�?#a�ZBiafraa�� is about to happen!
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