08 August 2008

20 YEARS.... (from 8.8.88 to 8.8.08)

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The 8888 Uprising (Burmese: ၈၄လုံး or ရ္ဟစ္‌လေးလုံး; MLCTS: hrac le: lum:) was a national revolution in Burma (Myanmar) demanding democracy in 1988. The uprising began on August 8, 1988, and from this date (8-8-88), it is known as the "8888 Uprising".

University students began demonstrations in Yangon (Rangoon), which spread throughout the country. The uprising ended on September 18, after a bloody military coup by the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC). Thousands, mostly Buddhist monks and civilians (primarily students) were slaughtered by the Tatmadaw (armed forces).

(More data of 8888 Uprising - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8888)

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