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1962 Rangoon University Students Uprising PDF Print E-mail

7 July Students Uprising (a) 1962 Rangoon University Students Uprising

Students protested new regulations prohibiting unauthorized political gatherings, requiring the locking of dormitories at 8:00 p.m. sharp, and settings fixed study hours. When Gen Ne Win knew the students uprising, he said angrily and rudely, “Sons of bitches, kill them all.”

On 8 July 1962, ordered by Gen Ne Win, Brig-Gen Aung Gyi, Col Kyaw Soe, Col Saw Myint, Col Min Thein, Lt-Col Sein Lwin, and Maj Tun Yi, the fascist Burmese soldiers from Burma Rifle Battalion 4 killed students by three minute shoot and two minute wait repeatedly as well as then destroyed the Student Union Building, which had a prominent standing in the history of Burma independence movement. Artillery officer Hla Myint laid dynamites thoroughly around the solid walls and demolished the Student Union Building. Student leaders were Ko Thet (Ba Ka Tha) and Ko Ba Swe Lay (Ta Ka Tha). Ko Kyaw Win of Myaungmya, who was in bed with injuries, and about 100-400 students were blown up together with the building under a bloody policy declared by Gen Ne Win as to match “sword with sword, spear with spear.” The bodies, some students still alive, were crushed at the sewage treatment plant in Rangoon.

Journal

SYCB, 7 July 2012 - 50 Golden Anniversary Journal sycb7july2012-50goldenanniversaryjournal.pdf

Poems

Hla Kyaing, Poems for 7 July mmhk7julypoems2005-07.pdf

Videos

88 Generation Students Leader Ko Min Ko Naing talked about 7 July (Uploaded by KoNiknayman on Jul 7, 2011)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqvUnnWM-7s

7 July YT edited 2013fb
Maung Too | Published on Jul 6, 2013
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQwqNeuK2X4