19 June is Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday and an international day of action for the people of Burma. The Taiwan Free Burma Network (台灣自由緬甸網絡) organised a protest outside the British Trade and Cultural Office in Taipei. Members of the Burmese community and other groups also took part.
The British Trade Office was chosen as the venue for the protest because Britain is still a large investor in Burma even though the government has discouraged people from travelling to or investing there.The protest called for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, the world’s only Noble Peace Prize Laureate who is currently imprisoned.
The Taipei Times also has a report on the protest: Students protest Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention.
In the evening there was a “Free Aung San Suu Kyi” concert at The Wall featuring performances by Oxymoron, Doublewide, Underflow and Valhalla. It was a great line up of bands who were all seriously loud! Underflow also performed at the Burma Cyclone Relief Concert last month.
*More photos in the Free Aung San Suu Kyi Concert set at flickr.