martyr’s day

Martyrs' Day in Myanmar

EPA

A child wears the headband with a picture of the late General Aung San, waits outside the Martyrs’ Mausoleum, during a ceremony marking the 69th Martyrs’ Day at the Martyrs’ Mausoleum in Yangon, Myanmar, on Tuesday.

Tunisians demonstrate with Anonymous masks  to mark Martyr's Day in Tunis, Tuesday, April, 9, 2013.

Tunisians demonstrate with Anonymous masks to mark Martyr's Day in Tunis, Tuesday, April, 9, 2013. Hassene Dridi/AP

Martyrs Day is marked annually on 09 April to honor those who defied the French rule. On 09 April 1938, a popular leader of the Neo-Destour (New Constitution) Party was arrested sparking wide-spread protests that were suppressed by French policemen killing at least 22 and injuring some 150 others.