Sunday, November 04, 2007

Monks in Mogoke Stage Peaceful Protest

Source: Democratic Voice of Burma

Mogoke, Mandalay State: About 100 monks staged a peaceful protest on Saturday, said residents of Mogoke. The public supported the monks in their march, with some on motorcycles acting as escorts, while thousands stood by the side of the road and clapped.

The protest started at about 1pm. At about 3 pm, police and military troops set up road blocks, and requested the monks to stop the protest.

The resident monks have earlier stage similar protests in September before the crackdown. Residents are said to be especially encouraged by the decision of the monks to take to the streets again.

For the original article in Burmese, please click here.

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