Aung San Suu Kyi released ! Love of people to a true leader !
As many as 5,000 supporters gathered outside her residence in Rangoon as she appeared at the gate of her compound.
It took Suu Kyi, 65, about 20 minutes to quiet the boisterous well-wishers. She spoke briefly, thanking her supporters.
"I haven't seen you for a long time," she said, adding they would see each other again Sunday at the headquarters of her political party.
"If we work in unity, we will achieve our goal," she said. "We have a lot of things to do."
She was expected Sunday to meet with her party, diplomats, the public and media, and to attend the funeral of a friend. She was also planning a customary visit to Rangoon's Shwedagon pagoda.
The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and devout Buddhist has promoted a non-violent movement for democracy in Burma, also known as Myanmar, which has been ruled by the military since 1962.
The release from house arrest of one of the world's most prominent political prisoners came a week after an election that was swept by the military's proxy political party and decried by Western observers as a sham designed to perpetuate authoritarian control.
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