Protests in Myanmar

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Here’re some recent accounts of the ongoing protests next door in Myanmar.

New York Times (“Monks’ Protest Is Challenging Burmese Junta“):

The largest street protests in two decades against Myanmar’s military rulers gained momentum Sunday as thousands of onlookers cheered huge columns of Buddhist monks and shouted support for the detained pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

Wall Street Journal (“Burma Rising“):

Burma’s oppressive military junta appears to have a bigger problem on its hands than anyone realized. What started as relatively small-scale, informal protests over gas prices have turned into a large and growing protest by the country’s highly respected Buddhist monks. And now the monks and Burma’s political pro-democracy movement are converging, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi emerging from house arrest to greet the monks at the gate of her home on Saturday. Reform has proved elusive in the past, but hopefully its time is arriving. The international community needs to show support for the protesters now.

CSM (“Protests swell against Burma’s military regime“):

A protest movement led by Buddhist monks chanting prayers is gathering momentum in Burma (Myanmar), leaving an embattled military regime stranded in a groundswell of popular frustration at economic and political stagnation.