Mon 31 Dec 2007
Filed under: International,News
Rome City Hall decorated its facade with posters of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and French-Colombian hostage, Ingrid Betancourt.
A giant poster depicting photo of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the democracy icon of Burma, has been on display in Italian capital, Rome.
The mayor of Rome has chosen to display the huge poster in front of the capital’s town hall.
The picture shows the photo of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Ingrid Betancourt, a Colombian politician who has been taken hostage by a leftist rebel group since 2002.
The display is to reflect the support of Romans to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Burmese people in their struggle for democracy, said Cicilia Brighi, an Italian trade unionist who also has involved in the campaign.
She told the BBC Burmese Service that this campaign is important in pushing Italian government to pressure more on Burma’s military government.