About seventy democracy activists demonstrated in front of Burmese embassy and Military Attache's office in Washington, DC to mark the 15th anniversary of Four Eights democracy uprising.
The pro-democracy uprising ended in a massacre by government troops. Protesters demanded the release of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners.
Student leader Akar Soe said its been 15 years since the 8888 event and the people of Burma have been living under the ruthless military regimes, but the world has changed, "we have seen the demise of dictatorships in Iraq and Afghanistan."
Yin Aye, another student leader pointed out that no other event in Burmese history is more significant than the 8888 mass uprising.
The US Secret Service arrested three protesters who attempted to scale a balcony of the Burmese embassy to replace the Burmese flag with a"fighting Peacock" student flag.