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|Vigil for Burma: 1st Anniversary of Saffron Revolution|
|Date||Friday September 26|
|Time||6:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
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Union Square, San Francisco
301 Post Street
UNION SQUARE, SFAdded to the calendar on Tuesday Sep 16th, 2008 2:31 AM
Candlelight vigil to commemorate the peaceful and heroic protests in Burma last September, which came to be known as the Saffron Revolution.
Join us in honoring the bravery and resilience of Burma's monks and citizens.
On the one year anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, we appeal to the UN and the international community to take swift and effective measures to stop injustice, and establish Burmese democracy and rule of law.
One year ago, hundreds of thousands of people, led by Buddhist monks, took to the streets of Burma to peacefully cry out for an end to the long-standing military dictatorship. Their bravery was met with extreme brutality. Thousands were imprisoned; many monks were disrobed, beaten, humiliated, tortured, and killed.
Despite countless military crackdowns over the past 20 years, the struggle for freedom in Burma continues.
STAND WITH THE PEOPLE OF BURMA
Contact/more info: http://www.badasf.org; 510-485-2751; 415-680-5555
Organized by Burmese American Democratic Alliance (BADA), badasf.org; Buddhist Peace Fellowship
(BPF), bpf.org; Burmese American Woman’s Alliance (BAWA), bawalliance.org; Burmese Youth
Association (BYA), burmeseyouthassociation.org; Clear View Project, clearviewproject.org; Moemaka
Media, moemaka.com and Burma Supporters.