Sunday, September 30, 2007


The Burma Campaign UK said an estimated 3,000 people attended a march in London, which was the biggest protest for Burma in the UK so far. Gatherings were also held in cities such as Newcastle and Brighton.

The protests happened as UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari met detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the Burmese city of Rangoon.

The London demonstration, which was organised by the Burmese Democratic Movement Association, followed a call for action on social networking website Facebook. The march was led from Trafalgar Square by a Buddhist monk while various members of the UK's Burmese community carried banners, flags and large portraits of Ms Suu Kyi.

Burma Campaign UK's founding member John Jackson called on Prime Minister Gordon Brown to ensure the EU presented a united front as he hoped continuing international pressure would make its mark. Full BBC report. And Indymedia UK reports here and here. There will be a bloggers' day for Burma on 4 October 2007 and an international day of solidarity on 6 October.

The eyes of the world focus on the violence in Myanmar, France - Sep 29, 2007
A Similar demonstration of support for the Myanmar people took place in Bangkok.

Protesters demand end to Burma regime
Indian Muslims, CA

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