Receive Breaking News updates as they occur
Thousands of mourners Wednesday attended the funeral of Win Tin, a giant of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement, in an outpouring of grief for one of the country's best loved champions of freedom. Activists, political figures and ordinary citizens crowded a cemetery on the outskirts of Yangon, filing past the coffin for a last glimpse of the co-founder of Myanmar's opposition party. Many wore blue -- the colour of a prison uniform -- in tribute to Win Tin, who was Myanmar's longest-serving political detainee under the former junta and who continued to wear a blue shirt after his release in 2008. A memorial ceremony was held earlier in a Yangon church for Win Tin, who died in hospital in the city early Monday at the age of 84.