Burmese Guerrilla Training

 Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection.

At Thy Baw Bo Pass at the Burma/Thailand border, the Karin Guerrillas are training. For the past forty years they have been involved in a Civil War against Burma’s military government. Since the military takeover of September 18, 1988 they have been joined by Burmese students who are training in combat technique with the hope of establishing underground movements to overthrow the current regime and establishing true democracy. A spokesman describes the training and the students’ regular nonviolent demonstrations. He explains that the military government does not tolerate any dissent, and regularly shoots unarmed demonstrators with machine guns or detains them indefinitely in jail.

 

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