Biafran hero, Jewish Bruce Mayrock trending on social media

At the moment, Bruce is trending on Facebook with over 44, 000 mentions.

Facebook is agog at the moment with images and memorials for a Columbia University student who set  himself on fire during the Biafra war.

Nicknamed ‘Hero on Fire’, Mayrock was an idealistic young white American student with Jewish roots.

On 29 May 1969, Bruce Mayrock set fire to himself near the UN building in New York City.

His aim was to draw more attention to the plight of the people in Biafra and to protest the international community’s general lack of support for Biafra’s cause.

(The UK (the former colonial power), USA, and USSR all supported Nigeria.)

Nine hours after he set himself on fire, having suffered greatly, Bruce Mayrock died of his self-inflicted injuries, having given his life on behalf of a black African people whom he had never met. He died at 20, a day before Biafra Memorial Day, May 30.

At the moment, Bruce is trending on Facebook with over 44, 000 mentions.

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