A file photo of Min Ko Naing, an 88 Generation student leader, giving a speech at the opening ceremony of a memorial and exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of the democratic uprising, known also as “8888”, in Rangoon on 6 August 2013. (Photo: Reuters)
A former political prisoner talks from behind a fake cell during a demonstration at the opening ceremony of a memorial and exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of the “8888” uprising in Rangoon on 6 August 2013. (Reuters)
Win Zaw, a doctor, stands near a famous historical picture taken in 1988, at the opening ceremony of a memorial and exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of the “8888” uprising in Rangoon on 6 August 2013. The picture features Win and another doctor carrying an injured student during a crackdown that saw students and Buddhist monks injured or killed in August 1988. (Reuters)

Remembering the uprising

Art exhibitions, conventions and moments of silence have been held to honour the hundreds of thousands of people who rose up against Ne Win’s dictatorship in 1988