Aung San Suu Kyi comes to Fort Wayne

Sep 24, 2012

Fort Wayne is less than a day away from welcoming the leader of the Burmese democracy movement.

Signs welcoming Aung San Suu Kyi have been popping up throughout Fort Wayne, a city where many of her supporters relocated after fleeing political repression in their native country.  

Organizers expect at least 7,000 people to turn out at Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday to hear Suu Kyi speak in her native language. Her speech will be translated on video on PBS39 for those who don't speak Burmese. It will also be broadcast live, without translation, on WBOI.

The visit is part of a 17-day trip to the U.S. during which the Nobel laureate has met with President Barack Obama and received the Congressional Gold Medal.