26-09-2007, 01:04 PM
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| |Yangon pagoda sealed off, monks beaten, says witness Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:45am BST uk.reuters.com
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar security forces sealed off Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda on Wednesday, the starting point of more than a week of major monk-led protests against decades of military rule in the former Burma. |
About 10 monks were beaten as they tried to get past riot police into the shrine, witnesses said. The atmosphere was very tense with onlookers angered by the police action.