Column marking student boycott reopened in Shwedagon Pagoda

Rangoon (Mizzima) – Burma’s new government has reopened a commemorative column that marks the spot where Burmese

university students planned the boycott of the Rangoon University Act in 1920 while under British colonial rule.

Located in the southwest corner of Shwedagon Pagoda, the stone post was closed by the junta about five years ago. The column was erected at a location where 11 university students held a secret meeting to boycott the university act.

The column was reopened on April 17, the Burmese New Year.

The eleven university students who organized the boycott were Ba Khin, Boe Kun, Ba Oo, Aung Din, Tun Win, Pe Thein, Ba Shin (Thandwe), Ba Shin (Tavoy), K Nyi Pate, Hla Tint and Maung Aye.



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