18 septembrie 2019

When Burma’s Cries for Democracy Were Answered With a Coup

irrawaddy.com

YANGON—On this day 31 years ago, exactly one month and 10 days after Myanmar’s 1988 pro-democracy uprising, the Myanmar military led by General Saw Maung retook power in a coup d’etat. The general announced on state-run television and radio that the military had assumed power to protect the interests of the people, “in order to bring a timely halt to deteriorating conditions on all sides all over the country.” Military marching songs were also aired throughout the day. Gen. Saw Maung abolished [...]