[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index ][Thread Index ]

Demonstrations in Washington, DC

Press Release
December 26,1996

More than  100 students and members of the Democratic Burmese Students
Organization, exiled Burmese students, and Burmese patriots will stage a
series of demonstrations in front of  the White House, Malaysian embassy,
and Burmese embassy in Washington,  DC on December 30, 1996. The objectives
of the demonstration are to:

-Urge the United States to impose economic sanctions on Burma.

-Request Malaysia, a member of ASEAN, to exercise its influence to stop
ongoing mass arrests following the latest crackdown on student
demonstrations, and to reconsider its decision to admit Burma to ASEAN.

-Denounce SLORC's attempt to frame student activists and exiled students in
the bombing incident, like the ones that occurred in the past in
Bangkok(Thailand) and Tokyo(Japan), which are used as a cover to arrest
student leaders.

The demonstration will be held at the following place and time.

1) Malaysia Embassy in Washington, DC 
* 11:00 a.m. to 12:00
2) Burmese Embassy in Washington, DC
*  12:20 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
3) The White House in Washington, DC
*  3:00 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.

Monday, December 30, 1996

Contact persons:
1) Ko Yin Aye 
Tel. (301) 770-1499
Fax. (301) 984-6271

2) Ko Shwe Sin Tun
Tel. (301) 572-8075
Fax. (301) 468-9672

3) Ko Aye Min
Tel/Fax. (804)359-3119