U2 rallies fans for Myanmar dissident
Irish rockers U2 have asked fans attending their concerts to put on masks of Myanmar dissident Aung San Suu Kyi when they strike up the song
The band provided a copy of the Nobel Prize winner’s image on its Web site so fans can print it out before the shows on the 360 Tour that begins Tuesday in Barcelona.
Wear it to work or college, the Web site said.
Wear it on the bus or the train. Wear it in the pub or at the shops. And don’t forget. Bring it to a U2 show.
Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, since 1990 when she won the popular election and the military junta refused to accept the results.
The Canadian Web site CHARTattack.com said U2 came up with the mask idea because
the world must not be allowed to forget Aung San Suu Kyi.