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Myanmar protesters hit 100,000 mark

September 24, 2007

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Some 100,000 anti-government protesters led by a phalanx of Buddhist monks marched Monday through Yangon, the largest crowd to demonstrate in Myanmar‘s biggest city since a 1988 pro-democracy uprising that was brutally crushed by the military.

As the march headed toward the Defense Ministry’s offices along a straight stretch of road, the back of the crowd could not be seen from the front. Monks and activists estimated the turnout was about 100,000, though an exact count was difficult.

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20,000 March in Myanmar Against Junta, for Democracy


20,000 March in Myanmar Against Junta, for Democracy

September 23, 2007

YANGON, Myanmar – Riot police and barbed wire barricades blocked hundreds of monks and anti-government demonstrators from approaching the home of the detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday, in a new show of force against a rising protest movement.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Led by Buddhist monks and joined by nuns, some 20,000 people protested against the junta on Sunday and shouted their support for Suu Kyi, who made her first public appearance in four years on Saturday when a crowd of monks and sympathizers was permitted to pass her house.

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Myanmar is the former Burma.