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City of Berkeley Burma Day 8888 Flags Raising (Aug 8th)
To the people of Burma and marking the 24th Anniversary of 8888 Peoples' uprising


Please join the two public events below organized by the San Francisco Bay Area Community of Burma Freedom Supporters, Activists and Organizations:

1. 8888 Commemoration and Dhamma Talk

Date: 4th August, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM to 3 PM
Place: 2523, 23 Avenue, Oakland Dhamma-Aye-Yeik Burmese Monastery, CA 94606

. City of Berkeley Annual Burma Day (Burma) flags raising
to honor the people of Burma August 8, 1988 nation-wide uprising

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Time: 7:45 am - 9 am (Flags to be raised at 8:08 am)
Place: Civic Center Park across Old Berkeley City Hall
( At the Corner of Allston Way & Martin Luther King Jr. Way )
(One Block from Downtown Berkeley BART STATION)
Contact:  510-526-8601

Draft Agenda: 8:00am Opening with National Anthem; 8:08am Raising Five-Stars Flag, 8:15am Speakers 8:30am Raise Fighting-Peacock flag at 2nd flag pole; and more speakers

Organized by the city of Berkeley and supported by the community organizations.

3. After the flag raising, Swan offering to Monks and lunch to public at 10 am at Community Room, 540 23rd Street, CA 94612
Contact: 510 712 4946

The city of Berkeley and San Francisco declared August 8 as Annual Burma Day in 2008 to mark  the 20th anniversary of 1988 people's uprising, to honor the people of Burma in their struggle for democracy and freedom. That is the day -- famously known as 8888 -- the people of Burma took to the street in 1988 to demand democracy and freedom, but met with brutal crack down by the military regime. In marking the Burma Day, the City of Berkeley annually raises Burma flags at the City Hall. This year again the city will be raising the Burma flags on the August 8 morning to mark the Burma Day on the 23nd anniversary of 8888.

Two Burma flags (A pre-dictatorship Union of Burma flag and a Student Fighting-Peacock flag) will be raised at 8:08 am at the front and back of the Berkeley city hall. Please join in to show your solidarity and support to the City in honoring the people of Burma including their beloved leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,  NLD, students and all the activists and all political prisoners in Burma. The country and the people have been continuously oppressed under the world's most brutal dictatorship for nearly five decades now. Please join in to support!!!