On the 30th anniversary of the ’88 uprising, The Irrawaddy reprints an appeal it ran in the year 2000 for a full recounting of the bloodshed. Without it, Myanmar would remain a divided,
Exactly 30 years ago, a democratic uprising took off in Rangoon that would sweep the country but end with a bloody crackdown by the military.
It was 30 years ago that students led a massive uprising against military rule in Burma—an event that has shaped an entire generation.
The Irrawaddy remembers Nay Min—not among 1988’s canonized pro-democracy crusaders, but pivotal in informing the world about the events of that year.