City Displaying Burma Solidarity

October 6, 2007

Author: Arthur Strain

Source: BBC News

It is happening on the other side of the globe, but the citizens of Belfast have been showing solidarity with the people of strife-torn Burma.

In the shadow of the Ring of Thanksgiving on Saturday red was the colour for those attending a protest at the military crackdown in the country.

Up to 200 people turned out at the protest, organised by the Irish charity Trocaire.

Rallies were held in cities across the world to back Buddhist monks who want military rule to end.