Rallies

What is the Rohingya Cause?

Burma’s Rohingya people have time and again been described as the world’s most persecuted minority, or as its least wanted people. In 2014, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Early Warning Project placed the nation of Burma on the top of the list as having the most fertile ground for potential genocide; the target of that genocide would no doubt be ethnic Rohingyas.

 

Canadian news covers Kitchener Burma Rally

The Canadian branch of the Burma Task Force had major success over the weekend. The Kitchener, Canada rally was covered by Canada TV, and an MP plans to talk about the Rohingya situation in front of the government.

Watch the video here.

Burma Task Force USA announces nationwide rallies on September 22 -- The Siasat Daily (Published Aug. 29, 2012)

US Wants Burmese Govt to Shut Down Censorship Board -- The Irrawaddy (Published Aug. 21, 2012)

American Muslims Launch Burma Task Force USA -- Muslim Community Report (Published Aug. 12, 2012)

West Virginia rally gains news coverage

The Burma Task Force rally held in Morgantown, WV, gained news coverage by its local CBS affiliate. Watch the news video below.

Burma Task Force rallies in the news

Several rallies organized by the Burma Task Force were covered by the local news.

California Task Force member interviewed on radio

Ko Ko Naing, a member of the California branch of the Burma Task Force, was interviewed during the Oct. 2 rally in Los Angeles, held while Aung San Suu Kyi was speaking inside.

“Ms. Suu Kyi should focus on the human rights first, then we can talk about cooperating with Mr.Thein Sein, Burma’s current president," said Ko Ko Naing, a 26 year old from the Rohingya Muslim minority who obtained political asylum in this country nine years ago, sitting at a cafe near the LA Convention Center.

Read and listen to the story here.

Burma Task Force protests Suu Kyi visit

Published Oct. 4, 2012 in New American Media
By Shwanika Narayan

SAN FRANCISCO – Among the crowds gathered at the University of San Francisco to greet Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi last week was a small coterie of Muslim and Burmese activists. They were there not to celebrate the visit by the veteran human rights campaigner but to press her on one burning question.

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