Two posts in one day… Jizo doesn’t do that very often! But there’s a very good reason today. Earlier, we posted the momentous news about Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s release from detention in Burma after 21 years of detention/arrest by the military junta that has ruled that country.
Here is some wonderful video footage of her being welcomed by crowds in Rangoon. No international journalists were allowed to cover this event, but a CNN correspondent was there to capture this moment and relay it to the CNN website. You’ll need to watch an ad first, but it’s worth it to get to this film footage.
UPDATE: See this amazing video from the BBC of the moment Aung San Suu Kyi was freed. Also watch this longer background video also from the BBC which provides a good summary of recent history in Burma that led to Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention and coverage of her life, including her decision to remain under house arrest in Burma rather than travel to see her dying husband. Incredible.