Northern Ireland: Belfast to hold Burma solidarity demo on Saturday

Amnesty International calls protest for 'no more bloodshed' in Burma

A demonstration in solidarity with the peaceful protestors in Burma will be staged in Belfast this Saturday.

The demonstration, organised by Amnesty International, will give a local focus for the outrage felt by many at the brutal treatment of peaceful protestors by security forces in Rangoon.

Patrick Corrigan, Amnesty International's Northern Ireland programme director, said:

“Amnesty wants to give people in Northern Ireland the chance to stand in solidarity with the people of Burma. The demonstrators there have a right to peaceful protest and we want to stand in peaceful protest with them.

"This is a chance for people here to join the global call on Burma's military leaders to stop the violence, to end the the human rights abuses.

“People everywhere must be prepared to stand up for the human rights of people anywhere. This will be a simple message of humanity and solidarity from Belfast to Burma."

The demonstration will take place at noon on Saturday in front of Belfast City Hall.

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