Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Several Killed, Around 100 Hurt In Myanmar Protest Crackdown

At least four people were killed and 100 injured Wednesday as Myanmar's security forces clamped down on anti-government protests led by Buddhist monks, according to officials and witnesses... About 200 people were also arrested, as many as half of them Buddhist monks, as soldiers and police cracked down on tens of thousands of protesters who swept across Myanmar's commercial hub Yango...
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The Times Of India website

>>> has a report on this and it goes in part like this... "The troops opened fire into the crowd, and they also used tear gas and some Buddhist monks have been beaten up," said Aye Chan Naing, editor of the Democratic Voice of Burma radio station, citing reports from his reporters in Yangon, who were trying to confirm reports of three other monks killed...
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* Photos HERE

>>> Sky News website has some great reporting on this story...
UN To Meet In Wake Of Burma Violence
* Sky News Video footage HERE
* Sky News Video News Report HERE

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