Friday, September 28, 2007

Latest developments in Burma

The violence is continuing and a lockdown has now begun. Military forces have sealed off five monasteries that were focal points of previous mass marches, as well as key religious sites in Rangoon, including the Shwedagon and Sule pagodas.

Internet in Rangoon has been severed. International mobile phone signals have been interrupted and soldiers are searching people for cameras and mobile phones.

Don't believe the reported death tolls either - it's much much higher. Monasteries have been raided and hundreds of monks are thought to have been detained. Pictures from Burma show ransacked monasteries with pools of blood on the ground. They've even had to convert a local race track into a detainment area for the arrested protesters

For more: see the BBC article

Thank you so much gmhembree for your brave brave photos.
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