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Peace, Democracy, Humanrights Digest 053
7 JULY 1962 DICTATOR GENERAL NE WIN
DESTROYED STUDENTS UNION BUILDING
IN YANGON, MYANMAR
8-7-62. More than 100 students are killed when police
blow up the Student Union building with dynamite.
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Peace, Democracy, Humanrights Digest 050
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EDITOR TAKHIN VACAKA ( RIT )
POLARIS BURMESE LIBRARY
2012
A5 SIZE
Index: Polaris Burmese Library, LPK Library, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Bo Than
Shwe, Myanmar Current History, Myanmar Politics, Myanmar Junta, Myanmar
People, Myanmar Students, Insein Prison, Prison in Myanmar, Political Prisoner in
Myanmar, Torture in Myanmar, Myanmar Army, Myanmar Affairs, Burma Affairs,
Democracy and Human Rights in Burma, Burmese Refugees, Anti-Dictatorship,
Dictator Than Shwe, Anti-Dictator, Burma dictator Than Shwe, Myanmar dictator
Than Shwe, Democracy and Human Rights Without Borders, puppet
president Bo Thein Sein,
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Photographs Of Myanmar Situation In
July 7, 1962
Thursday, 07 July 2011 15:32
A booklet, Historical Photographs of the July 7 Student Demonstrations, has been published
in commemoration of the 1962 uprising and subsequent murder of Burmese students and
citizens who demonstrated against the revolutionary military council.
MZM is publishing a wide selection of the historical photographs that show the unfolding of
an important moment in Burmas history. A general timeline of the uprising follows:
7-7-62. Takatha leads a peaceful demonstration against new restricted rules governing the
students.
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7-7-62. A peaceful march takes place from Convocation Hall along Chancellor Road.
Riot police with batons crackdown brutally on peaceful demonstrators. Some leading student
group members are arrested.
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7-7-62. Police use brutal force and tear-gas to disperse the crowd. Police positioned along
Chancellor Road.
7-7-62. Students cannot control their anger and throw stones at police on Chancellor Road.
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Soldiers seal off the university campus and move against the peaceful student protesters.
Three military trucks are loaded with dead bodies that are taken away and secretly buried.
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8-7-62. More than 100 students are killed when police blow up the Student Union building
with dynamite.
8-7-62 The dead students are secretly cremated. The university is closed.
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Universities are closed for more than 40 days and then reopened.
Students successfully celebrate martyr Aung Kyaw Day on 20-12-62.
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20-12-62. On Aung Kyaw Day, students close the main gate of Chancellor Road and
demonstrate. They hang a picture of student martyr Bo Aung Kyaw at the top of the
university gate.
07-07-63 A six-month memorial service is held for students who died in the bloody
crackdown of 07-07-62.
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14-01-63. A leading student group builds a Yarkyaw Student Movement Monument beside
the Aung Kyaw Monument at Red Square overnight. During the opening ceremony of the
Yarkyaw Monument, a fascist effigy is burnt.
07-02-63. A large student march along Chancellor Road.
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10-02-63. Members of Students Rights Committee, executives of Social and Reading
Associations and other formal groups gather for a 12-hour hunger strike and speeches.
07-02-63. Students show their frustration by burning a coffin.
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07-03-63. Eight months after the July 7 incident, a few students hold a memorial service at
the Student Movement monument.
10-03-63. Student leaders report on the brutal crackdown of 7 July to national leader
Sayagyi Thakin Kodaw Hmaing.
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01-04-63. Students open the gate that was previously blocked for a demonstration, as
Rangoon University was closed for summer break.
07-07-63. Memorial service and donations are made after the release of imprisoned students
at a makeshift temporary Union office.
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07-07-63. A memorial service is held in front of the Student Movement Monument at Red
Square.
Various publications, including posters, paintings, poems and articles are published by
university students from 07-07-62 to 01-04-63.