The Guardian liveblogged scenes of tense excitement from Rangoon:

A crowd of supporters outside the house of Aung San Suu Kyi celebrate her release.

Supporters celebrating outside Aung San Suu Kyi's house

Aung San Suu Kyi release: live coverage

Burma’s military rulers have released the country’s pro-democracy leader from house arrest.

The liveblogging has ended, but there’s plenty of new material going up via the Guardian’s Aung San Suu Kyi tag. There’s also a gallery of street-scenes.

Categories: Politics, social justice


4 replies

  1. Wow. I really believed that would never happen. Fantastic news.

  2. This is such wonderful news. I’ve been following news of Aung San Suu Kyi since I was a teenager, and this is definitely a great day — as you say, tigtog, I just hope it sticks.

  3. A friend is concerned that she will be the victim of a ‘robbery gone wrong’ or just plain old assassinated now and the perpetrator will never be found, strangely enough. I suspect that that would lead to rioting and the junta coming back onto power on the back of a state of emergency declaration. I can’t see them giving up without being forced too.

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