On February 1st it is one year since the Myanmar (Burmese) military junta overthrew the democratically elected government. Doctors and nurses, worried about the welfare of the people, have since then been leading peaceful protests as part of a Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM).
Latest figures show that 1,375 Protestors have been killed and over 8,000 have been arrested and tortured. All CDM health professionals live in hiding in fear of their lives.
On February 1st Burmese and UK supporters are lighting London health professionals buildings in red to raise the UK public and UK governments awareness of the ongoing situation in Burma, and St Anne’s Copp are adding their support through flying the Burmese flag.