Saturday, October 06, 2007

6th October: Global Day of Action for Burma

Today is the Global Day of Action.

Protests are expected across the world at noon local time. They have already been scheduled in key locations including: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, India, Ireland, France, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, the UK and the US. In the UK, the protest is being organized by 25 organizations including Burma Campaign UK, Amnesty International and the TUC.

Source: Trades Union Congress

Here are the list of some of the events planned to show solidarity with the Burmese people in their fight against a repressive regime. This list will be updated as and when we get more information.


Time: 12 Noon
Venue: Banks of Yarra (near the boat sheds, opposite the Arts Centre - southern river bank)

Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Martin Place (Sydney CBD)

Time: 3pm
Venue: Villawood Senior Citizens Centre, Villawood Rd [close to Villawood Station]

Time: 2pm
Venue: Cultural Forecourt, Southbank

New Zealand

Time: From 12 noon
Venue: Upper Octagon, city

Time: 12pm - 3pm
Venue: Victoria Square (cnr Armagh and Colombo Streets)

Palmerston North
Time: From 2pm
Venue: By the Cenotaph, the Square

Time: 12 pm - 2pm
Venue: Civic Square Speakers


Click here for a picture of the protest in Bangkok.

United Kingdom

Time: From 3pm
Venue: Princes Street Gardens West (near the floral clock) where a magnolia tree was planted in honour of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, when she was awarded Freedom of the City of Edinburgh in 2005


Time: From noon
Venue: George Square

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