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Posts Tagged ‘Martyr’s Day’ (2 found)

Spirit of Resistance Strong as Activists Attend Large Public Gatherings on Martyrs’ Day

In a stirring reminder of the strength and resilience of pro-democracy and human rights movement in Burma, over 3,000 people marched in a public demonstration led by democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to commemorate Martyrs’ Day on 19 July in Rangoon.

The day marked the anniversary of the assassination of the independence hero General Aung San and his colleagues in 1947. Burma’s military regime has consistently sought to wipe General Aung San from public memory, not least because of the legacy that his daughter, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, continues to this day.

This year, sparked by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s presence, the National League for Democracy (NLD) and other pro democracy and ethnic rights organizations rallied over 3,000 people in a march towards the Martyrs’ Mausoleum, the largest public gathering in the country since the Saffron Revolution in 2007. The democracy leader visited the mausoleum twice; once in the regime organized ceremony, and the second as the leader of the public procession […]

July 25, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the 64th Anniversary of Martyr’s Day

Today commemorates the 64th Anniversary of the Martyr’s day of the Union of Burma. The Martyr’s Day is an unforgettable day of mourning for the whole people of the country including the nationalities.

The thugs and the terrorists coveting the state power assassinated Bogyoke Aung San and other national leaders while they were ardently striving for the independence of the country […]

July 19, 2011  •  By National League for Democracy  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤