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    Posted May 21, 2012 by
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    Protest for Regular Electricity in Mandalay, Burma

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     tayzar44 shot this video the evening of May 21 of a candlelight sit-in in Mandalay, Burma, protesting the lack of regular electricity in the city. 'There are almost 100 riot police guarding the rally point today,' he said. 'Police cars and police guarding every street around the point.'
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    Mandalay, Myanmar | 22 May 2012 ~ Hundreds of people from Mandalay City, Myanmar protest for regular electricity power in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) on 21 May 2012. Mandalay is the second largest city of Myanmar.

     

    A protester said electricity is being blacked out for weeks in Mandalay. She said they only get electricity 2 or 3 hours per day. That's why they are demanding stable electricity in front of the Ministery of Electrical Power Office.

     

    There are hundreds of people protesting in front of the Ministery of Electrical Power Office and another group is also protesting in front of the Mandalay Old Royal Palace at the same time. People are holding candles light and banners to demand regular electricity tonight.

     

    But they still don't get official respond from Ministry of Electrical Power Office and Government sector. There will be the same protest tomorrow night and they are expecting the movement to be bigger. This peaceful protest is likely to spread some other cities soon as Myanmar is facing lack of electrical power to cover the whole country during this summer.

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