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Celebrating Suu Kyi in Oslo

Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 01:16

June 16 - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses a jubilant crowd of thousands in Oslo after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Thousands thronged a downtown square in Oslo on Saturday to celebrate, see and listen to Myanmar pro-democracy campaigner and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. The event took place following the ceremony in which she finally accepted her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize after spending a total of 15 years under house arrest. Suu Kyi gave an emotional speech and said full political freedom in her country was still a long way off. A large crowd gathered outside the City Hall waiting to cheer the pro-democracy leader and show their support despite the unpleasant weather in the Norwegian capital. "I wanted to come here simply to say thank you. To thanks the people of Norway for their friendship, for their understanding, for they compassion," she told the crowd. Suu Kyi, the Oxford University-educated daughter of General Aung San, Myanmar's assassinated independence hero, advocated caution about transformation in Myanmar, whose quasi-civilian government continues to hold political prisoners. The 66-year-old, elected to her country's parliament in April after two decades under house arrest, is on the second-leg of an European trip.

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Celebrating Suu Kyi in Oslo

Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 01:16