Protesters against plans to name bridge after Aung San Suu Kyi’s father
YANGON League for Democracy (NLD) party have proposed calling it the Bogyoke Aung San bridge.
Aung San was Suu Kyi’s father, seen as the founder of post-colonial Myanmar who was assassinated before the country won its independence from Britain.
Many of those protesting said locals felt their wishes to keep the old name were being ignored.
“The NLD is powerful in the parliament and nowadays they can do whatever proposal as they like,” demonstrator Lin Htet, 34, said.
“But for us and for all ethnic people, we value many things in our culture and they should listen to what the local ethnics want.”
Saw Kyaw Moe, who hails from Fireworks lighting up the evening sky at the conclusion of the 8th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition at Manila Bay, Philippines, on Saturday. Eight countries took part in the annual competition that attracted thousands of tourists.