Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi led a march of 3,000 supporters on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 in honor of her late father. She then spoke a private gathering. Voice of America reported that "following the afternoon march, the National League for Democracy issued a statement urging the government to hold a meaningful dialogue with opposition groups and to release all political prisoners. "
After several years of house arrest, it was the first time in nine years that the 66-year-old Nobel Peace Laureate was able to take part in the Martyrs' Day commemoration at the Yangon mausoleum where her father's tomb is kept.
Reuters news also offered a report of Martyr's Day.