| |Buddhist Monks Defy Assembly Ban Wednesday September 26, 2007 8:46 AM YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Thousands of Buddhist monks and pro-democracy activists marched toward the center of Yangon Wednesday in defiance of the militarygovernment's ban on public assembly. The march followed a tense confrontation at the city's famed Shwedagon Pagoda between the protesters and riot police who fired warning shots, beat some monks and dragged others away into waiting trucks. snip guardian.co.uk
"Keeping quiet while monks and other peaceful protesters are murdered and jailed is not evidence of constructive engagement." - Arvind Ganesan, Human Rights Watch.
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