– Kaye Lin
All around the world, supporters of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi celebrated her 65th birthday. From Burma to the US, people celebrated the life and courage of Burma’s leading lady.
The rally in DC was held on Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday, June 19th to call for the release of the opposition leader as well as all the political prisoners in Burma. Nyi Nyi Aung, a US citizen who was recently released from Burma’s prisons, gave a message to Suu Kyi as well as to all her supporters world wide. ( Watch the video to see what he said)
Monks chanted prayers and supporters sang Aung San Suu Kyi a “bitter sweet birthday” as she celebrated her 65th birthday under house arrest again this year. Although her birthday may have been bittersweet, there is no denying that she would have remembered her 65th birthday in DC. There was a lot of joy at the event-to commemorate Daw Suu’s birthday. The Burmese community put on a stage show filled with traditional Burmese dances and performances.