September 19, 2007


Buddhist monk rally steps up pressure on Burma's junta (Jonathan Watts, September 20, 2007, The Guardian)

More than 2,000 Buddhist monks took to the streets of Burma again yesterday in the most sustained and widespread protest against the military junta for more than 10 years. The authorities made a rare admission that security forces had fired tear gas and warning shots to quell the unrest, which has spread across several cities over the past month.

The situation has prompted one exile group to urge China to use its influence to prevent violence.

Even non-violent revolution depends on violence, though submission to it.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 19, 2007 7:15 PM
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