A ceremony to commemorate the seventh Anniversary of the historic Saffron Revolution was held at Dhamapiya Monastery in Yangon’s Thingangyun Township drawing Buddhist, Islamic, Christian and Hindu religious leaders. The ceremony called for full, fundamental democratic rights, free and fair elections, a united effort to end insurgencies, and an end to religious and racial conflict in the country.
The event was organised by Buddhist monks who had been participated in the revolution with political groups. The Saffron Revolution began in early September 2007. Members of the public began protests calling for lower fuel and commodity prices. Later, thousands of Buddhist monks joined the protests, which spread from Yangon to other states and regions.