On Tuesday 8 August at 12.30pm the Burmese exile community and CSW will march from
Please join this protest and show your solidarity with the people of Burma as we remember the massacre of students, monks, and other Burmese people who were slaughtered by the Burmese military on 8 August 1988 – a day known as ‘8888’.
Since the massacre of 1988, the illegal junta that rules Burma has continued to brutally suppress the democracy movement. Over 1, 300 prisoners of conscience remain in prison, subjected to systematic torture. Democracy leader and Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi remains under house arrest.
The ethnic nationalities, the Karen, Karenni, Shan, Mon, Chin, Kachin and Arakan, continue to face serious violations of human rights – forced labour, forced relocation, rape, torture, destruction of villages, crops and livestock, the use of human minesweepers, religious persecution and murder. Burma ‘s junta stands accused of committing crimes against humanity and attempted genocide. We must continue to speak up for truth, justice and freedom in Burma .
Please come in remembrance of those who died and in protest at the regime which continues to kill. Even if you cannot be there in person, please be there in spirit and in prayer for the day of justice and freedom to come soon for all the people of Burma .
What: Protest March Against Burmese Govt. Brutality
When: Tuesday August 8
Rally: 1:30 to 2:30
Rally: Green Park
Why: To mark the 18th anniversary of the pro-democracy movement of 1988.