Wednesday October 24, 2007; 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Why Oct 24? United Nations Day; Global Day of Action - Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Day (organized by the 400,000+ member FaceBook 'Support the Monks' protest in Burma' group); and one month anniversary of Saffron Revolution (The general protest started on Sept 24 with 100000+ taking to the streets as called for by the All Burma Monk's Alliance.)
4:00 – 5:00 Rally & meditation at Chinese Consulate, 1450 Laguna (@ Geary), San Francisco
5:00 – 5:40 Peace March to United Nations Plaza, Market St between 7th & 8th
6:00 - 8:00 Multi-faith Prayer Service at United Nations Plaza
Led by Buddhist monks, hundreds of thousands of peaceful people are taking to the streets to cry out for an end to the long-standing military dictatorship. However, holding Buddhist sassana flags and reciting prayers of love on the street is now a crime punishable by beating and death. Many monks have been disrobed, beaten, humiliated, tortured, and killed, and there are reports of a massacre in the jungle. The military junta is raiding monasteries and private homes in the middle of the night and dragging away those they suspect of involvement. Over 2,000 protesters have been arrested and the Burmese population is living in fear.
The people of Burma need your help. Despite this brutal military crackdown, the brave protests continue, but both protestors and innocent onlookers are being beaten, arrested, imprisoned, tortured and killed. Please march with us on United Nations Day to appeal to the UN to take swift and effective measures to stop the killing and establish democracy and rule of law. Let’s give democracy in Burma a voice by recreating the peaceful protest they intended.
Contact: www.badasf.org; [email protected]; Ashin Nanika 510 673 4452; Nyunt Than 510 220 1323; Khin Khin Tint 415 337 6406; Khin Nwe Soe 408 334 4608; Soe Soe Myint 415 515 2639 ; Khaing Khain Nyunt 510 484 6079; Wai Phoe 314 402 1255; Kyaw Sit Naing 415 264 9053; Aileen Chang 510 836 1169; Jennifer Low 415-722-2907
Official Website: http://www.badasf.org
Added by LauraK on October 19, 2007