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Sheffield ethnic Karen (Burma) demo 01/10/07

Hugh | 28.09.2007 21:24 | Culture | Repression | Social Struggles | Sheffield

Sheffield Burma demo - Mon 1st Oct, 4:30pm Town Hall / Peace Gardens.

Dear Friends,

I'm sure all of you will be aware of what's happening at the moment in Burma. You might also be aware that Sheffield has the most Karen (ethnic minority from
Burma) refugees of any town in the UK.

The Karen community have organised a solidarity demo this Monday 1st October, meeting at 4:30 outside the town Hall / Peace Gardens.

These are incredibly exciting times, the closest the grassroots Burmese have come to overthrowing the military junta in 20 years. Every day they're risking their lives to challenge a brutal regime. It would be nice to let them know that people in other countries support what they're doing.

If any of you can come, please do so.

Hope to see you there,




Start time?!?

01.10.2007 08:53

I've had conflicting reports on the start time for this. Someone who had been in touch with the Karen community says it starts at 6pm, STW put out 5pm, and this post states 4:30pm. It would be ok if people hung about but if folks begun to drift off before the official start time there would be less of an impact.

Hope there is a good turn out anyways, the "international community" have been utterly spineless on this as usual.



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  1. Love and solidarity — ymu