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Last 23 years ago, Burmese people spearheaded by the young students showed their bravery calling for change so as to restore democracy and human rights in Burma. Then, military dictator General Ne Win responded by opening fire on unarmed peaceful protesters killing thousands.
Phone Maw is one of the very first students who died for the country defying dictator’s military suppression which trigger nation-wide mass uprising resulting in toppling three decades long one-party dictatorship system in Burma. During the mass uprising, thousands of people died as the result of violent military crack-down.
Since then, Burma democracy movement has been honoring Phone Maw and fallen heroes on every 13 March as the Burma’s Human Rights Day.