We should all be hoping that the protests is Burma over the military government do not turn into a bloody massacre as they have in the past. The latest BBC News report says that:

“The junta, which violently repressed the 1988 protests killing some 3,000 people, finally broke its silence over the mounting protests late on Monday, saying it was ready to "take action" against the monks.”

All photos from BBC News. For more on this issue go to: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7011655.stm


Gazelle said...

I am hoping. They are bastards, though.

lawless said...

"US President George W Bush has announced new US sanctions against Burma's military rulers and has urged other countries to follow suit, amid Burma's biggest anti-government protests in 20 years.

In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Mr Bush said the Burmese people's desire for freedom was unmistakable.

"I'm announcing a series of steps to help bring peaceful change to Burma," he said.

"The United States will tighten economic sanctions on the leaders of the regime and their financial backers.

"We will impose an expanded visa ban on those responsible for the most egregious violations of human rights, as well as their family members."

He added that Americans were "outraged" by rights abuses in Burma.

On Monday (local time), Buddhist monks had been joined by reports of tens of thousands of protesters on marches in Burma in the biggest demonstration against the ruling generals since they crushed student-led protests nearly 20 years ago.