|Students distribute 600 anti-junta posters on Kachin State Day|
|Written by KNG|
|Saturday, 10 January 2009 18:04|
| For the first time this year, students in Kachin state in northern Burma pasted and distributed 600 posters against the ruling Burmese junta in the venue of the 61st Kachin State Day celebrations and four major townships, today before dawn, said student activists.
The students distributed 300 A-4 sized handouts to the people during the celebration of the 61st anniversary of Kachin State Day in the Kachin National Manau Park in Shatapru quarter in Myitkyina. The handouts were also pasted at the entrance of the Kachin National Manau, said students’ activists.
At the same time, 80 anti-junta handouts were pasted in 18 quarters in Myitkyina, 180 handouts were pasted in eight quarters in Waingmaw and 20 handouts each were pasted in Mohnyin and Danai (Tainai) townships, added students into the movement in Myitkyina.
The student activists said, the handouts were pasted on roadside walls, roadside signboards, electric poles and governmental offices in those townships. In Waingmaw, the handouts were also pasted in front of the Township Union Solidarity and Development office and police station.
The A-4 sized handout-posters included five points—- first rejecting the junta-run 2010 elections; second, demanding the unconditional release of all political prisoners; third, stopping the Irrawaddy River dam project at the Myitsone; fourth, expressing the triumph of the democracy movement and fifth, ousting the ruling junta, a student activist told KNG over telephone.
The poster movement was organized by the All Kachin Students’ Union (AKSU), an underground Kachin student organization based in the state, said student leaders in Myitkyina.
Zau Shawng, one of the AKSU leaders in Myitkyina who organized the movement said, the aim of the poster movement on Kachin State Day was to encourage people in Kachin state in order to involve themselves more in democracy movement along with people in the whole of Burma for solidarity in order to topple the military junta. They would like to prove that they completely reject the junta’s 2010 elections.
Student leader Zau Shawng was announced Kachin Hero of 2008 for his leadership in organizing a series of anti-regime posters movements in Kachin State last year under the brutal Burmese ruling junta by Thailand-based Kachin News Group (KNG): http://www.kachinnews.com, recently.
Meanwhile, Kachins are holding the Manau festival marking the 61st anniversary of Kachin State Day which falls today without any problems related to students’ poster movement, said participants.