On 7 July 1962, students at Rangoon University staged a peaceful demonstration to protest the institution’s lackluster education standards and unfair university regulations imposed by President Ne Win.
The protest was violently suppressed by the newly installed military junta, resulting in the deaths of more than 100 students.
The following day, the army blew up the Students Union building, where students were taking refuge. The day would go down in history as the 7 July Students Massacre.
In 2014, the All Burma Federation of Students Unions (ABSFU) organised a march of around 100 people through the university campus to commemorate the tragedy. The group carried flags, banners and laid wreaths of flowers, remembering those who had lost their lives 52 years ago.
mizzimanews. (February 24, 2015). 7th July Memorial in Yangon University. Retrieved March 28, 2020, from EngageMedia Web site: http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/mizzimanews/videos/7th_July_Memorial_in_Yangon_University.