May 16, 2008

Campaigners across the world will join forces tomorrow to demand the world does more to aid cyclone victims in Burma. More than 30 events will take place worldwide, including in UK, USA, France, Spain, Hong Kong, Thailand, Chile, Australia, Canada, Belgium and Czech Republic.

In the UK protests will be focussed on the American, French and British governments, demanding that they act unilaterally to deliver aid.

Protests will be held outside the French Embassy, the American Embassy and the Foreign office.

French Embassy: Time: 12:30 – 13:00, Address: 58 Knightsbridge London SW1X 7JT

American Embassy: Time: 13:30 – 14:00 Address: 24 Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 2LQ

Foreign Office: 14:40 – 1510 Address: King Charles Street London SW1A 2AH

“The regime in Burma is still blocking the aid needed to save lives,” said Mark Farmaner, Director of the Burma Campaign UK. “The USA, France and UK have navy ships in the region that could be saving lives now. The regime will never give permission for them to go in. The choice is stark. Go in now without permission and deliver aid unilaterally, or let thousands more die.”

Details of the global protests can be found at:

For more information about the protests in the UK contact Ko Htike 07974817387, Ko Aung on 07762094562, Johnny Chatterton on 020 7324 4714, or Mark Farmaner on 020 7324 4713.

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