September 25, 2007


Over 1,00,000 protest against ruling generals on Myanmar streets (Agence France Presse, September 25, 2007)

More than 1,00,000 people flooded the streets of Myanmar’s biggest city on Monday, joining Buddhist monks in the strongest show of dissent against the ruling generals in nearly two decades.

In swelling tides of humanity, two major marches snaked their way through the nation’s commercial capital led by robed monks chanting prayers of peace and compassion, witnesses said.

Some of the people marched under a banner reading: “This is a peaceful mass movement.” Others had tears in their eyes. The generals have normally been tough on dissent, and their 1988 crackdown left hundreds dead. But Monday’s rally was the latest in more than a month of growing demonstrations against the junta since a massive fuel price hike triggered public anger.

Which has to scare the bejeebies out of Ahmedinejad.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 25, 2007 12:00 AM
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