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Karen Revolution Day: Vision and Unity: KNDO, KNLA, DKBA and Peace Council
The Karen National Defence Organization held Karen Revolution Day ceremonies in Karen State on 31 January 2014. In attendance was the KNDO, KNLA, DKBA, and Peace Council. It was the 65th year of the Karen Struggle as the Burmese military regime has been conducting massive human rights violations against the Karen and other ethnic nationalities for decades. The KNDO notes that some 130,000 refugees remain in refugee camps today having fled ethnic cleansing in Burma and that over 300 Burmese military camps are TODAY in 2014 being reinforced with troops. The KNDO demands that Karen and other ethnic peoples be treated as human beings and request the international community to demand Burma withdrawal all 300 camps from Karen State.
Boxing matches are part of the celebrations of Karen New Year in Taungale, near Hpa-an, the capital of Kayin (Karen) State, Myanmar (Burma). Young boys are eager to have a go and to the sound of a traditional orchestra they go for it, under the watchful eye of a referee. At the end of the match they do a victory dance and prostate, paying respect to the monks of the local monastery who have come to watch.
For photos of Karen New Year Celebrations please visit http://ozoutback.com.au/Myanmar/karen/index.html.