Sunday, September 23, 2007

Aung San Suu Kyi Greets Thousands of Protesting Monks

This is a huge. The Irrawaddy reports today:
Detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, dressed in yellow, came out of her home, where she is under house arrest, to pay respect to protesting monks who marched in front of her home on Rangoon’s University Avenue on Saturday afternoon, witnesses said.
Earlier, New Mandala's Nicolas Farley reported:
Tuesday, 18 September, is the day the “The Alliance of All Burmese Buddhist Monks” has specified for commencing the ”patam nikkujjana kamma“ (refusal of alms) from members of the country’s military government. There are also new reports of large protests at monasteries throughout Burma. From north to south, from Kachin state to the Mon territories, the Sangha appears to be restless.
Here are some info sources on the mass street protests by monks in Burma: