Monks Lead Protest in Myanmar
Posted on Sep 23, 2007
Thousands of Buddhist monks and supporters have taken to the streets of Yangon (Rangoon) and elsewhere, as the biggest demonstration against Burma’s brutal military government in nearly 20 years continues to gain momentum.
Burma’s largest anti-government protest in nearly two decades has taken place in the former capital Rangoon, led by Buddhist monks and nuns.
Up to 20,000 people took to the streets on the seventh day of protests calling for an end to the “evil dictatorship”.
Unlike a day earlier, police barred a group of monks from entering the road that leads to the home of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.