Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Protest at the UN Headquarters for 2nd Anniversary of Saffron Revolution


Host: Monks and Democratic Forces for Burma
Type: Causes - Protest
Network: Global
Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: UN Headquarters - Dag Hammarskjold Plaza - New York
Street: 374 E 47th St
Town/City: New York, NY
Email: uscb.ny@gmail

Monks and Democratic Forces for Burma will be holding a 2nd
Anniversary remembrance of the 2007 Saffron Revolution/protest
in front of the UN Headquarters.

In September 2007, tens of thousands of monks and citizens
demonstrated across Burma (Myanmar). The peaceful protests,
dubbed as “Saffron Revolution” after the color of robes worn by
Buddhist monks who played a leading role, were Burma’s largest
anti-regime movement in two decades.

Burma’s brutal military regime crushed peaceful protesters with
overwhelming forces. They were beaten badly, some shot dead and
thousands were detained. Despite over 2,000 political prisoners still
held in inhumane conditions throughout Burma’s notorious prisons –
arbitrary arrests, detentions, and disappearances continue as we stand
here today, many Burmese remained committed to march toward freedom
and democracy.

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: UN Headquarters - Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
(E 47th Street, between 1st Ave and 2nd AVe)

Contacts:U Pyinnya Zawta 415-518-7663,Nay Tin Myint 510-491-5157
Email: uscb.ny@gmail

Organized and sponsored by Monks and Democratic Forces for
Burma along with Iran and Tibet freedom movements.

UPDATE: Emotive and inspirational offering of Butoh performances
by Vangeline Theater group to
commemorate the Saffron anniversary will follow the rally.

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will be convening
"Friends of Burma" group meeting on September 23rd during
the 64th session of UN General Assembly.

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