The Black Ribbon for March 13 ABFSU


The ribbon is a symbol of sorrow. It was used at the first anniversary of the 7th of July affair. On July the 7th, 1962, the historic Student Union building was demolished with dynamite by the Ne Win military regime. As a result, many students died and it became popularly known as the 7th of July affair. Similarly, in 1988, during the “Four Eights Affair”, many students who were campaigning for democracy, human rights, freedom, peace and justice were killed by the authorities. We have also used the ribbon as a symbol of sorrow for those who were killed by the authorities in the 1988 pro-democracy uprising.

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