Narinjara News

Demonstration on the anniversary of the 8th August in Dhaka

Reported by Aung Than

Dhaka, 8
th August 03:  A group of Rakhine students and youths from Burma has staged demonstrations in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, this morning on the 15th anniversary of the 8th August Democracy Uprising of Burma.

The group consisting of about forty participants raised slogans and demanded the release of political prisoners including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the General Secretary of the National League for Democracy, and Min Ko Naing, the student leader of 1988 democratic uprising, besides demanding national reconciliation.  The group also called for establishment of democracy in Burma

Another discussion was held in Dhaka yesterday in memory of the August 8 Democracy Uprising, attended by fifty Rakhine students and youth.  Aung Myo Min, director of the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB) and Khaing Mrat Kyaw from Narinjara shared their experiences in the movement during the turbulent August days fifteen years ago, besides a few students dealt on the significance of the day. 

The demonstrations and the discussions were facilitated by All Arakan Students and Youths Congress (AASYC).  #