Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Invitation to the Peace Rally in Toronto:

Theme: Stop Atrocities against Kachins & Ethnic Minorities in Burma
Date: Saturday, January 12th, 2013
Time:(noon) 12:00pm – 2:00 pm
Protest locations: Sidewalk of Nathan Phillips Square (City Hall)

Dear friends and colleagues of peace loving citizens of Canada,

Since the outbreak of armed conflict between the Burmese government forces and Kachin Independence Army (KIA), in Northern Burma on June 9th, 2011, there has been over 100,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), to date. The ongoing fierce aerial assaults, the use of combat helicopters, fighter jets, and shelling indiscriminately on unarmed citizens by Burma Army, have cost many lives.
So far, President Thein Sein’s administration and Members of Burmese Parliament have failed to stop this genocidal war against its own ethnic citizens.
Kachin Canadian Association (KCA) would like to invite you to join the peace rally in Toronto, to raise awareness for armed conflict and humanitarian crisis in Kachin State, Shan State, and other ethnic States.
In solidarity, we stand together as one people and plea the Canadian government to:
1. Urge Burmese government to initiate genuine political dialogue
2. Demand immediate stop to all kinds of offensive attacks, especially aerial bombardment by Burmese Army
3. Demand Burmese government to open aid to IDPs, ALL victims of this conflict
4. Urge United Nations to conduct commission of inquiry on war crimes and crimes against humanity
5. Urge Canada to help engage in a process to establish everlasting peace in Burma.

Contact Info:

Kachin Canadian Association(KCA)
P.O BOX 60046
1032 Pape Ave
Toronto, ON M4K 3Z3
Ph: 647 692 4613

(For the Peace rally Info) Tel: 416 910 8475 / 647 702 6725


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