Aung Gyaw, Bo

Aung Gyaw, Bo
   Student at Judson College, Rangoon (Yangon) University, who died of wounds inflicted by British military police during a demonstration in downtown Rangoon (Yangon) on December 20, 1938. His body was brought to the Rangoon University Students Union (RUSU), where it lay in state for three days, and then to Kyandaw Cemetery, where on December 27, his funeral, according to press accounts, drew as many as 300,000 people. A monument to Bo Aung Gyaw built next to the RUSU building still stands, although the building itself was demolished in July 1962. His counterpart as student martyr in the massive demonstrations of 1988 was Maung Phone Maw.

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