Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Images: Welly Turns Out In a Riot of Red for Burma

Welly Turns Out In a Riot of Red for Burma

Words and Images Kevin List


Click for big version
Yadana Saw, the MC for the Wellington peace vigil, leads a crowd of hundreds in Wellington's Civic Square in a final chant

*****

Events took place in every major city in the world at 12 noon on Saturday 6th October, as part of the 'Global day of action for Burma'. In Wellington as well as a very colourful turnout from the local Burmese community there were speeches from local Labour MP Marian Hobbs, Green MP Sue Kedgley, Ced Simpson from Amnesty International and Ross Wilson from the NZCTU. The event was co-ordinated by Yadana Saw (below) a member of Wellington's Burmese community.


Click for big version


The crowd was also treated to a few kiwi classics put through the musical wringer in a harmonious way by Wellington's Ukelele orchestra. Attendees to the vigil were able to listen to a message of support for the Burmese people sent via blackberry from the Prime Minister. Fans of kiwi comedy and human rights would have been pleased to know that the Director and stars of 'Eagle Vs Shark' were willing to express their support for the beleagured Burmese monks


The local Burmese community turn out in a riot of red


Click for big version



Click for big version


Click for big version

Talented Kiwi film makers/comedians Jermaine Clement and Taika Waitaiti lend their support to the Burmese monks – there was also a Ukelele orchestra in attendance


Click for big version



Click for big version


Click for big version

Wellington central Labour MP Marian Hobbs and Green MP Sue Kedgley both gave speeches

The actions of the Generals in Burma made Wellington residents see red


Click for big version



Click for big version


Click for big version



Click for big version


Click for big version



Click for big version


Click for big version


Click for big version


Click for big version



Click for big version



Click for big version

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Brexit Vote Aftermath

So, what happens next? Normally when a major policy like this gets so crushingly rejected – by 230 votes, when Theresa May had reportedly been hoping for a defeat by “only” 70- 100 votes – the PM would resign and/or a fresh election called. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Our History Of Selling Out The Kurds

For the past 100 years, the West has sold out the Kurds over and over again. So much so that it came as a surprise yesterday when US National Security advisor John Bolton appeared to walk back the latest act of betrayal... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Reactionary Politics Of Fear

What do you call a situation where the state tries to create panic among its own people for party political gain? As practiced by Theresa May and her faction of the Conservative Party, this has become a well-honed form of state terrorism… More>>

Viva Scoop 3.0! Rounding Up 2018 And Looking Ahead

2018 has been quite a year for Scoop. We are so thrilled to have successfully met the funding target for the first stage of the ‘Scoop 3.0’ plan raising $36,000. This means we can now proceed with the planning phase for the delivery of this bold vision for a community-owned, participatory, independent newsroom... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog