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Brothers in Alms

In scenes reminiscent of the 2007 Saffron Revolution, thousands of Buddhist monks again took to the streets of Burma’s two main cities, marching in solidarity, they said, with the monks and protesters who were injured in a violent police crackdown at the Monywa copper mine site in Sagaing Division on November 29.

Joined by residents and supporters, the Buddhist monks and abbots organized peaceful demonstrations in Rangoon, Mandalay and Monywa.

Carrying placards, banners and pictures of bloodied victims of the Monywa violence, the monks said that they awaited the government’s response to their demands, which include a presidential apology, the release of all those still detained from the Monywa protests, and an independent inquiry into the bloody crackdown at the controversial copper mine site.

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