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Riot in Tokyo Concert

Two pro-democracy activists were beaten

Two pro-democracy activists were beaten by the Burmese embassy staffs and
its thugs today(May 23, 1999) concert in Tokyo.

Today, there is two schedule to perform concert in Tokyo. The first to
start on 14:30 (Japanese Standsard Times), The second to start on 17:30

On the first show, there are about 10 pro-democracy activist and their
sympathies entered the concert hall. Some sympathies to record what will
happen in concert hall.

When the first show ended, some pro-democracy activists started to chant
the slogan and the embassy staffs and their thugs rounded up the zctivists
and beated. At that time, the lights are turning on but when the beaten was
started the lights were turned off.

As a result, two pro-democracy activists, Myo Min Htut(a) Michale and Khin
Maung Oo are wounded and rush to nearest hospital.

So many wounded were occured on Michael's face. Khin Maung Oo was more
serious than Michael. He was binded his head and face.

The audience were shock and the concert was cancelled and all of the actors
also shocked.The actors also suprised by the thugs of embassy(SPDC) dare to
beat the pro-democracy activists .

At (2100-JST), over a hundred activists still in front of the concer hall
which is located center of Tokyo. They demand the police to state who
beated the pro-democracy activists and will sue. the lawyer of Burmese
activists, Shogo Watanabe arrived  and control the situation.

The embassy staffs denied to talk to police officers because this is
deplomatic and they would like to talk to foreing ministry and Kazuyuki
Takimi,inchargeof Southeast Asia Division immediately arrived and talk to
the diplomats.

The embassodor occupied the 4th floor and declared that 4th floor is
diplomatic area and nobody allowed to enter.

The activists dispursed 21:30.

Kyaw Kyaw Soe
Burma Youth Volunteer Association
502, APTO
Takinogawa 7-18-1
Kita Ku, Tokyo