Wed 27 Jun 2007
Filed under: Inside Burma,News
Two men staged solo public protest in Rangoon on Sunday and Monday, one calling for greater civilian rights and the other calling on the Burmese military to release detained democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
On Sunday, Ko Maung Oo from Rangoon’s New Dagon township was arrested after walking up and down a street calling for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and complaining about the economic conditions in Burma.
â€œHe also shouted that the government’s 12 season cropping system is causing people to starve,â€ one eye witness told DVB.
â€œAbout an hour later he was arrested by local peace and development council and fire brigade officials.â€
On Monday, U Than Lwin from Bahan township took to the streets in protest over a Rangoon courts decision against him in a housing dispute. He reportedly stood in front of city hall holding a placard that said ‘protect civilian rights’ and was briefly detained by police before being released.
â€œTwo policemen came out of city hall and took me inside. I was protesting for between 10 and 15 minutes before this happened,â€ U Than Lwin later told DVB.