U.S. Ambassador Derek Mitchell’s Statement on the 26th Anniversary of 8888

Yangon – “Today marks the 26th anniversary of a tragic day in the modern history of this country, a day of bloodshed and sacrifice for those who marched for change. Last year, members of the current government joined those who marched, and families who lost their loved ones that day, in a remarkable ceremony dedicated to healing, to honoring, and to remembering. Even as the tragedy of this day should never be forgotten, so should it also serve as a reminder of the dangers of division, and the important work that remains here to realize the goal of building a peaceful democracy dedicated to human rights, equal justice and dignity for all.”  Read More