Sunday, October 14, 2007

October 13th Protest in DC

Wow, great turnout!! Some 200+ people joined together to protest the ongoing atrocities by the Burmese government. A number of inspiring and compelling speakers talked about the length of the regime's rule and the importance of continued international pressure until we see some ACTION taken against the military junta.
After some great speakers and rallying cries at the Burmese Embassy, the group marched to the White House. We stopped in front of the Indian Embassy for a bit, pointing out the bitter irony of Ghandi's nonviolent methods of peace with the Indian government's choice to supply the military with fighter helicopters.

Next we marched through Dupont Circle and down Connecticut Ave until reaching the White House, where we held a candlelit vigil.
Here are some pictures from the day:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I heard Leslie from your organization speak out in front of the embassy and the White House; she was awesome.