Arrests on 8-8-88 anniversary in Burma

48 activists were arrested for a protest march marking 20 years since the army crushed an “8-8-88” democracy uprising with the loss of an estimated 3,000 lives

The group of mainly young men in t-shirts bearing the numbers 8-8-88 a reference to the Aug. 8, 1988 nationwide revolt staged a silent walk through the northwest town of Taunggok before being stopped by a police barricade.

Other solo protesters are also arrested but no demonstrations as expected took place in Rangoon because of tight security in front of NLD head-quarters and other main points.

Overseas Burmese across the world staged protests in front of Burmese and Chinese embassies.

source:BBC

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