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Demonstrations across Canada in support of democracy in Burma

Update: Canadian Action in Support of Peaceful Protests in Burma

Yesterday, two demonstrations were held in Canada – one at Parliament Hill in Ottawa and another at Toronto City Hall in Toronto. Both demonstrations drew more than 60 people. Even more demonstrations are taking place today in Ottawa, Vancouver, Edmonton, and East Kootenay and tomorrow in Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, and Kitchener.

Tomorrow (Saturday) Canadian supporters and Burmese/ethnic community in Ottawa will gather at Human Rights Monument at 3:00 p.m., thereafter marching to Chinese Embassy and Burmese Embassy. They will gather again at Parliament Hill at 7:00 p.m.

Demonstrations across Canada are to show strong support for peaceful demonstrations in Burma and to denounce brutal crackdowns being committed by the Burmese military regime. A few dozens have already been killed on the street in the past three days, more than a thousand already arrested – hundreds beaten up and wounded. Please join with us in showing support for those brave men, women, monks, students, youths and civilians risking their lives for freedoms on streets in Rangoon, Mandalay and a number of other cities in Burma. Please see details below:

Saturday Special gathering and march in Ottawa
Marching to Chinese Embassy, Burmese Embassy from Human Rights Monument
Date: Sept. 29, 2007 (Saturday)
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Human Rights Monument (Elgin and Lisgar), Chinese Embassy, Burmese Embassy and Parliament Hill
Contact: Tin Maung Htoo at 613-297-6835, or Matt Gaudreau at 613-297-6450

Location: Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Date: Every day starting from Sept. 25, 2007 – don’t forget to join today event, too!
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Organization: Canadian Friends of Burma and local support groups
Contact: Tin Maung Htoo at 613-297-6835, Matt Gaudreau at 613-297-6450, and Toe Kyi at 613-698-8345,

Location: Robson Square, Vancouver Downtown, Vancouver
Date: Sept. 28, 2007 (Friday)
Time: 4:30 P.M.
And Sept. 29, 2007 (Saturday)
Time: Sept 12:30 p.m.
Organization: Vancouver Burma Roundtable and local groups
Contact: Naw Seng at 778-998-0966, San Aung at 778-888-1918 and Htay Aung at 604-941-5385
Or Tin Nwe at 604 817 1693, Thet Naing at 604 619 1270, and Soe Oo at 778 858 7152

Location: Olympic Plaza, Calgary City Hall, Calgary
Date: Sept. 29, 2007 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Organization: Mon Canadian Society and 88 Burmese student generation
Contact: Cham Toik at 403-248-2027, Sai Mon at 403-615-8140, and Ong Chem Tala at 403-973-7499

Location: Legislature Building, Edmonton, Alberta
Date: Friday, 28th September 2007.
Time: 1pm to 3 pm (13:00 to 15:00)
Place: Legislature Building, Edmonton, Alberta
Organization: Burma Watch International, Members of Karen Community,
Mon Community, and Kachin Community

Location: Kimberley Post Office, East Kootenay, BC
Date: Sept. 27 & 28, 2007 (Thursday and Friday)
Time: 7 p.m.
Organization: East Kootenay Friends of Burma
Contact: Shauna Jimenez at (250) 422-3259

Location: Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener
Date: Sept. 29, 2007
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Organizations: Kitchener Chin Community and other local support groups
Contact: Thein Maung at 519-501-5615

Canadian Friends of Burma  
145 Spruce St. Suite #206
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6P1
Tel: 613-237-8056
Mobile: 613-297-6835
Fax: 613-563-0017

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