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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

30. The Burmese Struggle


Protests and demonstrations are spreading like wildfire throughout Myanmar, not just Yangon , the capital. They are demanding for democracy, reforms and release of Aung San Suu Kyi from the Military Junta.


1. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters led by Buddhist monks have rallied in Burma's main city of Rangoon.

2. Columns of protesters stretched for about a mile, some participants said.


3. They said as many as 100,000 people marched, making it the biggest protest in the past several days. Rallies were also reportedly held in other cities.


4. On Saturday, the monks managed to reach the home of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest since 2003. She emerged to pray with them.


5. Demands ranged from calls for the military government to step down to requests for negotiations and economic reforms - BBC.