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.