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Manifestazione “Change Burma Rally”, a sostegno di Aung San Suu Kyi

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Change Burma rallyManifestazione “Change Burma Rally”, che si é tenuto qui a NYC, ad Union Square per la libertà e la democrazia in Myanmar (Birmania) ed a sostegno di Aung San Suu Kyi (a favore della quale, anche a Parma e provincia ultimamente ci sono state diverse iniziative

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Burmese Monks in Union Square Park

Saturday’s Change Burma rally (New York: Union Square)

They were in Union Square Park protesting the killing of monks in Burma.

On September 28, 2009, protesters in New York City gathered to raise awareness regarding the oppressive military regime in Burma. Held in crowded Union Square, the rally attracted hundreds of people throughout the day, many of who knowledge about Burma.

Inspiration: Even during a very busy Saturday, I made a little time to walk to Union Square with my camera. In my humble opinion, this park, along with Washington Square Park, is one of the best places to take candid street shots. As I neared the park, I heard cheers and chants. Someone screamed into a microphone and the crowd roared in response. Seconds later, I was taking these shots at the “Change for Burma” rally.  In anticipation of a significant U.S. policy change with respect to Burma (now known as Myanmar) that will challenge the current regime (widely considered to be brutal) and push for the release of political prisoner, Aung Sun Suu Kyi, local organizers for change in the government of Burma gathered in Union Square to make their own stand in support of the U.S. move.

By the way, Union Square is no stranger to political demonstrations.  In fact, the park has been the venue for rallies since the 1860s.  Moreover, the first Labor Day parade occurred here (back when Labor Day signified more than the end of summer).

Change Burma rally

Burma is ruled by one of the world’s most brutal military regimes, which has destroyed 3,000 villages in the eastern section of the country, forcing over 1.5 million people to flee their homes.

The Associated Press has compared the military regime’s attacks on civilians in eastern Burma to the tactics of the Sudanese government in Darfur, labeling eastern Burma “Southeast Asia’s Darfur”.

The regime has also recruited 70,000 child soldiers, far more than any other country in the world.

Many campaigners believe Burma is the most serious crisis in the world that has never been addressed by the Security Council.

“Change For Burma” Rally . September 28, 2009

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Ottobre 15th, 2009 at 9:05 pm