32nd Anniversary of 8888 Uprising commemorated in Yangon

People paying respects with silence to the late monks, students and people who died during the 8888 Uprising in Yangon on 8 August 2020. Photo: Min Thit (MNA)
People paying respects with silence to the late monks, students and people who died during the 8888 Uprising in Yangon on 8 August 2020. Photo: Min Thit (MNA)

People commemorated 32nd Anniversary of 8888 Uprising laying roses and paying respects with silence to the late monks, students and people who died during the uprising in Yangon yesterday. Commemorations were held in front of Yangon City Hall and Maha Bandoola Park, and Kan Thar Yar Park in North Okkalapa. A ceremony to offer ‘soon’ (day meal) to Members of Sangha was held at the Maggin Monastery in South Okkalapa Township and attended by some leaders of 88 Generation Students and political groups’ representatives.
“No event was organized this year because of COVID-19 restrictions. No crowding is allowed. However, the commemoration was organized as an activity participated by individuals,” said Ko Jimmy of 88 Generation Peace and Open Society.
“Commemorations were held not only in front of the City Hall but also in Kan Thar Yar Park, North Okkalapa. People also individually paid respects laying flowers at Tadalay Lanwa. No crowd was made. People wore masks. Meals were offered. No organization led this year’s commemorations. People commemorated at their will in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines,” he added. Ko Min Ko Naing and Ko Jimmy of 88 Generation Peace and Open Society commemorated at Kan Thar Yar Park.—Min Thit (MNA) (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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