'8888': The Burma Uprising
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Remembering the 1988 Burma Uprising

On 8 August 1988, the Burmese military cracked down on anti-government demonstrations, killing hundreds of protesters and turning Aung San Suu Kyi into a political icon.

Ma Thida was a medical student at Rangoon General Hospital. It was the first time she had ever treated gunshot wounds.

She tells Witness how the experience turned her into a political activist, and later, into a political prisoner.

Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there.

  • 07 Aug 2018