Myanmar (Burma): Students Detained for Commemorating Historical Event

On July 7, 1962, the building of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU) was bombed by the military in response to the opposition of students to government policies. Many students were killed and injured during the attack. Fifty-years later, the ABFSU organized an event to commemorate the anniversary of the protest. But the Myanmar government arrested leaders of the group which it claims is not legally recognized by the state. The arrest instantly educated the online community, especially young netizens, about the historical importance of the July 7 event.

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