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Vigil for Burma: 1st Anniversary of Saffron Revolution
Date Friday September 26
Time 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Union Square, San Francisco
301 Post Street
Event Type Vigil/Ritual
Organizer/AuthorJen Low
UNION SQUARE, SF
6pm-8pm

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.

BACKGROUND:

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.
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Added to the calendar on Tuesday Sep 16th, 2008 2:31 AM
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