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Burma Freedom Protest Was A Success
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After half an hour of preparation, our protest started at about 11:30 and lasted until 1 pm. We had paper posters, large Daw Aung San Suu Kyi posters on vinyl (thanks to designer Ko Myoe Art), and banners and photos of political prisoners (distributed by AAPPB). Many of us wore the bamboo hats that make our group rather colorful.
Besides, we also have a very large piece of Than Shwe's head with military hat (We made this for Unocal Protest, but very useful here). On top of the dictator face, we put the sign that says "Down with Dictatorship Than Shwe".
As usual we chanted the slogans and often explaining to the passing motorists on why we were protesting (some even honked to us). We also distributed the various statements on the situations to onlookers and passers-by.
At bout noon , Mr. Dan Barnal, the district director of the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came down for a speech. He echoed the statement made by Mr. Lantos, Chair of House Committee on foreign affairs, on current situation in Burma. He also stressed on the congress recent renewal of Sanctions on Burma . We also submitted our petition in support of 92 MPs letter to UNSG Ban Ko-moon. It was very thankful that he could join us with a very short notice.
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