Monday, February 21, 2005

Mendiola protest
I've just arrived from a protest demonstration at Mendiola, denouncing the visit of Burmese Prime Minister Soe Win. All in all, I must say it was a well-attended mobilization, especially considering the fact that it was only on Saturday that we learned Prime Minister Soe Win would be arriving in Manila. In such short notice, the Free Burma Coalition-Philippines was able to assemble a crowd of about seventy to ninety at Mendiola. Congressman Mayong Aguja of AKBAYAN was also with us.The media showed up, including the wire services. It was also nice to meet old friends from Amnesty International.

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