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Posts Tagged ‘Protest’ (105 found)

The Economics of Protest in Burma

On 5 July, as many as 3,000 students protested in Sittwe, Arakan State, against the 100% increase in regime-run school bus fares due to rising fuel prices. In a statement, the All Arakan Students’ and Youths’ Congress said that diesel and petrol prices have been on the rise since the junta’s wave of privatizations.

Increases in fuel prices have sparked protests in Sittwe before, but are most notably responsible for setting off the 2007 Saffron Revolution when hundreds of thousands of people took to the street […]

July 12, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

AASYC Statement on the Protest by Site-tway (Sittwe) Technological University Students Against the Increase in School Bus Fares

On the 5th July 2010, about (200) Site-tway (Sittwe) Technological University students took to the streets to call for their basic rights, which were being and continue to be deliberately neglected by the SPDC. The main reason that the students staged the protest was the fact that the fares of the school buses running from Site-tway to the university and (vice versa) had doubled. The government-controlled All– Bus Lines Control Committee (Ma Hta Tha) was fully responsible for this incident […]

July 7, 2010  •  By All Arakan Students' and Youths' Congress  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Taiwan’s 5×65 Campaign for Five Women Political Prisoners

On 7 March, the Taiwan Free Burma Network and Taiwan Amnesty International organized the “5×65 Campaign” in Taipei to commemorate International Women’s Day and to raise awareness about five women political prisoners from Burma who were sentenced to 65 years in prison. These five women are Nilar Thein, Thin Thin Aye (a.k.a. Mie Mie), Sandar Min, Mar Mar Oo, and Thet Thet Aung.

About 50 activists demonstrated in a crowded public area in Taipei. Passers-by stopped at the info booth to learn more about the five women political prisoners. Over 300 people signed postcards and a petition calling on Senior General Than Shwe to release these women. […]

March 8, 2010  •  By Taiwan Free Burma Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤