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Canberra demo

Those members of the All Burma Students' Democratic 
Organisation (Austrlia) who demonstrated outside the SLORC embassy in 
Canberra between 7 & 12 July make one proud to be an Australian. The 
beautiful thing ( for me ) is that here was a practical lesson in 
democracy, when a SLORC embassy official found his car blocked as he 
was going into the Embassy and ordered the Australian Security 
Officer to arrest the demonstraters. The officer said that since they 
were on the footpath he had NO RIGHT to arrest them. So then the 
diplomat walked into his embassy. Strike one for the free Burmese - 
and strike another for  a free country which has given them, a home.

Paul Webb
CSEAS Darwin Australia