The State Shambolic by William Bowles (UK Rally)

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by William Bowles

So sensibly, the state allowed the march to take place rather than use a law passed in the 1840s to curtail the activities of the Chartists (there’s gotta be lesson here for us somewhere). However, with the able ‘assistance’ of the police, what should have been short and sweet (and thus out of the public’s view as quickly as possible) was turned into a shambolic 1/4 mile march down Whitehall ending not in one sit down but two, both of which passed off peacefully as far as I know, although at least three people were arrested according a Stop The War steward I spoke to.

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Stop The War Coalition Oct. 8, 2007 (UK)

Burma’s Junta Protested in DC at Embassy Row Rally (video)

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On Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, a protest … On Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, a protest action, rally and march directed at the Junta now terrorizing the country of Burma, a/k/a Myanmar, was held on Embassy Row, in Washington, D.C. There is abundant evidence on the public record that the brutal military regime in that beleaguered country is arresting, killing and torturing, on a wholesale basis, scores of human rights activists, while viciously suppressing any public dissent to their criminal policies. At noon, the demonstration began in front of the Embassy of Burma. Then, the protesters proceeded to march to the Embassies of China and India. Today is “International Free Burma Day.” Speaking at the rally in front of the Burma Embassy was Mr. Bo Hla-Tint. He is associated with the “National Coalition of the Union of Burma,” a government-in-exile. When the protesters got to Embassy of China, they chanted: “Boycott the Olympics!” The 2008 Olympics are planned for China. It was accused today, by some of the speakers, of collaborating with the Junta now running Burma. One of the themes for the rally was: “Support the Monks!”
For background information, please see: http://www.uscampaignforburma.org/ and
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacif… and
http://www.washingtonpeacecenter.net/…

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