September 25, 2017

Yangon peace activists stage mass rally in support of 21st Century Panglong

Peace activisits including MPs and members of the 88-general group  take part in mass rally in support of Union Peace Conference.  Photo: MNA
Peace activisits including MPs and members of the 88-general group take part in mass rally in support of Union Peace Conference.
Photo: MNA

Peace activists staged a mass rally in Yangon yesterday in support of the Union Peace Conference—21st Century Panglong.
The rally took place at Maha Bandoola Park in front of City Hall in the commercial centre, with musicians and artists entertaining the peace activists.
The demonstrators stood in silence for eight seconds in memory of the activists who were killed in the struggle for democracy.
The event witnessed active participation of the Yangon Region Hluttaw speaker, the Yangon mayor, artists and people from different social strata, including monks. U Ko Ko Gyi of the 88’s Generation Peace and Open Society welcomed the peace conference and called for a continued effort to ensure that the outcomes of the conference won parliamentary approval.
Daw Phyu Phyu Thin, a Pyithu Hluttaw representative of Mingala Taung Nyunt township, described the peace rally as a clear manifestation of how much the people have longed for peace. U Myitta, a comedian, stressed the importance of fraternity and unity in addressing the outstanding differences among the national brethren.
Htin Lin Oo (Wisdom Villa), who is a writer, called for broadmindedness at the negotiation table, urging the stakeholders to put the public interest before anything else. U Jimmy of the 88’s Generation Peace and Open Society spoke of the steadfastness in the restoration of peace amid the underlying challenges. — Zaw Gyi (Panita)

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