Yangon, Burma – Aung San Suu Kyi will be speaking to protestors in the capital to call for a return to peace after some previously peaceful protests turned violent in Yangon over the weekend. This violence, while unacceptable to the leaders of the NLD, demonstrates the dire need of a solution to this crisis. We are doing everything within our power to calm and deescalate the situation before it expands. We would like reiterate that the NLD is a peaceful movement and has consistently pushed peaceful protests throughout the capital and Yangon. The actions of this small minority of pro-democracy protestors should not be seen as indicative of the NLD party. The government of Burma, of which the NLD is a partner, should focus on security of all of Burma, and the military-imposed martial law is counter-productive to that security. Only after the people of Burma are freed from martial law allowed free and fair elections can security and stability return to Burma.
National League for Democracy