Walk For Freedom

Athein & Zaw Min Htwe will march 3,000 Miles from Portland,Oregon to New York UN office at 1st March 2008

3PM afternoon – At the moment they’re marching towards south-east 20 miles from Boise city (Burma Government is Terrorist)

We have already walked 560 Miles in 23 days from Portland City, Oregon state to Idaho state. We crossed through; river, mountain, storm, snow land, rain and heavy wind in 23 days. Our bodies are now more adjusted to the rigor of the walk and the cold weather. We are now ready to move on to the next steps. Our bodies were in pain during the first week we started walking. Athein was sick the first day of our journey and my brother Zaw Min Htwe suffered sore blistered feet for more than 5 days.

However, we will not return and we will not stop in the middle of the journey, I want people to understand that we are crossing the USA from Portland to New York on foot:

  • We are not just pace walking
  • We are not trying to become famous personalities
  • We are not creating a business with this walk to shape our future lives
  • We are recording all the supporter names on a list
  • All the donations, support and material-help received will be used during the journey without wastage
  • After our journey is completed any left over donations will go towards a useful place and we will announce its allocation (charity or organisation)
  • We are creating public awareness of the political crisis and inhumanities Burmese are suffering under the junta’s regime
  • We are not just walking, we are carrying the petition letter to the International Security Council (UN)
  • We want to clarify this to anybody who wants to understand the purpose of our plan. We don’t want to waste time talking or watching people dieing in our country. We Welcome everyone who wants to work together. We need action people only.
Day 21 and 22
Boise City Security police were waiting for them 10 miles away to escort them into the city. The police escort said to Athein and Zaw Min Htwe; “We’ve got news last 2 days from Baker City and we are waiting for no mistakes”. Athein and Zaw reported to Idaho security police department before crossing the Idaho border.
Athein and Zaw Min Htwe were surprised as they entered into Boise city. A Burmese lady by the name of Day Kyi Kyi was waiting for Athein and Zaw Min Htwe on the Highway 84. Day Kyi Kyi is a strong democracy supporter and agrees with the campaign of the 88 Generation Students of sending messages to New York.
Day Kyi Kyi has undergone 6 heart surgery operations in the last few years. Even though her health is still delicate she wanted to walk with Athien and Zaw from the first time she heard they had departed Portland. Day Kyi Kyi, Athein and Zaw walked 10 blocks and entered into Boise City together.
Day 22
The 88 Generation team rested at Boise City on 22th of March. During the day time Fox12 News (Boise, Idaho state) channel interviewed Zaw Min Htwe and Athein about their aims, progress and plan to meet the Security Council office, the interview also covered the meaning of the flag logo.
The video of the interview is listed as
Walking for Peace
at:
http://www.fox12news.com/
We appreciate Idaho state and every city we entered during our journey, everyone has been kind and provided us with an immense help,
we will always remember them.
~~88 Generation~~

March 24, 2008 - Posted by | Protests

1 Comment »

  1. Well done, almost 1/5 of the journey is covered. Good progress.

    Comment by Bay Dah | March 25, 2008 | Reply


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