20 years ago, in August and September 1988, people all over Burma took to the streets to protest military rule and bring back democracy. The government reacted with most cruel repression. It is estimated that at least 3 000 people were murdered during the crackdown.
Min Zin was only 14-years-old when she saw students getting killed before her eyes. She was able to survive and escape arrest by going underground for many years. In the Far Eastern Economic Review she remembers those days and what has happened since then:
Voices of ’88 is an internet site commemorating the democracy movement.
Beyond Rangoon is a movie based on the events starring Patricia Arquette.