On 15 August 2007, the military regime in Burma suddenly multiplied the cost of all basic fuels without prior warning, causing chaos and hardship among the public. Days later, despite grave risks, protestors began taking to the streets. Although their leaders were quickly arrested, the protests spread to other parts of the country.
This page documents the 2007 people's protests in Burma against the fuel price hike, their impoverishment at the hands of an uncompromising and self-engrossed junta, and their desperate demands for change despite a disinterested international community.
VIDEO1: Rangoon [September 26, 2007; source: Mizzima; download wmv; watch video] VIDEO2: From prison to frontline [produced by Burma Issues in association
with WITNESS and the Federal Trade Union of Burma; watch video]