May 31, 2010

The 7th Anniversary Of The Depaeyin Massacre In Burma





"For those who don’t know about the Depaeyin Massacre, on 30th May 2003, 2 miles outside of Depaeyin Township, a junta lead mob of about 5,000 anti-NLD protesters assaulted Aung San Suu Kyi’s convoy and a crowd of NLD supporters, killing hundreds of innocent people. With bamboo sticks, organized thugs beat and maimed unarmed supporters who came to listen to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Government officials directed the assault, while the police assisted the attackers in this needless blood bath.

Later after the assault, police arrested all the survivors, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who was the actual target of this thinly-masked assassination attempt. In the bloody aftermath, 80 or more NLD members and associates where beaten to death and disfigured during this ghoulish and barbaric junta-staged ambush. Everybody who died on that fateful day, died for democracy and many died protecting Aung San Suu Kyi."

Source:
The Buffalo Hair Gazette







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