Tuesday, August 5, 2008

[BurmaCampaign] 8-8-08 Demonstration

Dear friends

This Friday, 8 August, marks the 20th anniversary of Burma's biggest ever democracy uprising when hundreds of thousands of people across Burma bravely marched through the streets demanding an end to military dictatorship. Soldiers fired on crowds of unarmed protesters, killing thousands. 

Free Burma's Political Prisoners!

Today there are more than 2000 political prisoners in Burma, many subjected to brutal torture and denied medical care. 

Come and demonstrate outside the Burmese Embassy to call for the release of Burma's political prisoners. 

Demonstration outside the Burmese Embassy

1-2pm Friday 8 August

19A, Charles Street,

London W1J 5DX

Nearest tube: Green Park

Other events on 8 August: 

Monument to Political Prisoners:

Opening ceremony to unveil a glass monument to political prisoners in Burma.

Time: 10.30am to 12:00


Peace Garden

Imperial War Museum

St George's Road, London SE1 6ER  

 Nearest Tube: Elephant & Castle 

Exhibition on Political Prisoners in Burma

Time: 18:00 to 22:00


Rooms G-50, 51, 52

School of Oriental and African Studies

University of London, Thornhaugh Street

Russell Square

London WC1H 0XG

Free entrance. Refreshments will be provided.

 Nearest Tube: Russell Square


Saturday 9 August

 Bike Ride for Burma

To commemorate 8th August 1988, the Burmese community has organized a bike ride in London from Queen Anne's Gate, St James's Park to Speakers Corner, Hyde Park Corner.

 12:00  Meet at Queen Anne's Gate entrance of St James's Park.

Nearest tube: St James's Park (District & Circle)

Finish Hyde Park Corner 2pm

 If you cannot take part in the bike ride, you're welcome to come along for a picnic in Hyde Park, near Speakers Corner at 2pm.

 For details of the route and more information, see www.burmapoliticalforum.org

Thank you

Anna Roberts
The Burma Campaign UK

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