Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Burma: The Protest of the Monks

Buddhist monks pray at a riot police roadblock in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007. About 10,000 anti-government protesters gathered again in Yangon on Thursday despite a violent crackdown by security forces that drew international appeals for restraint by Myanmar's ruling junta (Link to original image)

A Buddhist monk runs past a motorcycle which was burned in Yangon, Myanmar on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007. Security forces fired warning shots and tear gas canisters while hauling militant Buddhist monks away in trucks Wednesday as they tried to stop anti-government demonstrations in defiance of a ban on assembly. (Link to original image)

A wounded Japanese photographer, Kenji Nagai, lay before a Burmese soldier on Thursday in Yangon, Myanmar, as troops attacked protesters. Mr. Nagai later died. (link to original image)

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Blogger jgmac said...

Stupid Monks their going to get killed. Poor guy I hope those people can run fast.

2:22 am  

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