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Swedish Demonstrations for Burma

Published lördag 29 september 2007 kl 11.12
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Desmond Tutu sent a message to Burma from the Gothenburg Book Fair
Demonstrators in Stockholm
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Demonstrators in Stockholm

Protests against the crackdown by Burma’s military government on pro-democracy demonstrators were held in Stockholm and Gothenburg Friday.

More than 1000 people demonstrated at Stockholm’s Medborgarplatsen square Friday evening. That rally followed a smaller protests at the central railroad station and outside the Chinese embassy earlier in the day.

There were also more than 1000 participants at a protest against the military’s violence in Burma at the Gothenburg Book Fair Friday. One of the main speakers was the former South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

The Swedish Foreign Ministry is warning Swedes from travelling to Burma. Because of the ”current troubles” there, the foreign ministry recommends in a press release that Swedes refrain from ”unnecessary travel” to Burma.

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