Red Eyed Silent Monks Puzzle

Puzzle of the Day 2057 : Red Eyed Silent Monks Puzzle

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On an island of monks, everyone has either brown eyes or red eyes.
Red eyes are cursed, and are supposed to commit suicide at midnight.
However, all of the monks have taken a vow of silence. So, no one knows their own eye color; they can only see each other’s eyes, and dont talk.
Every day, the monks enjoy a silent brunch together at a round table.
One day, a tourist visits the island monastery, and, unaware that he’s not supposed to talk about eyes, says “At least one of you has red eyes.”

With this new information, something dramatic happens among the monks. What is it that happens?

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