Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Aung San Suu Kyi Moved to Prison

It's almost midnight in Bangkok. Here's a wrap up of events that took place today -- Tuesday September 25 -- in Burma:

  • Troops and riot police took up positions outside at least six big activist monasteries in Yangon on Wednesday as Myanmar's junta tried to prevent monks leading new protest marches against military rule, witnesses said. (Reuters/NYT)
  • Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was moved to the notorious Insein prison from her Rangoon lakeside home at University Avenue. (Reuters)
  • in Taunggok, a coastal city 250 miles (400) to the northwest, about 40,000 monks and civilians took to the streets, witnesses said. (Reuters)
  • Myanmar's junta deployed hundreds of soldiers and riot police in its biggest city Tuesday, after Buddhist monks defied warnings of a crackdown and led 100,000 people in another day of mass protests. (AFP)
  • Ethnic Karen rebels on the Thai border told Reuters troops of the 22nd Division had been redeployed to Yangon. (Reuters)
  • (Protesters) were led in Yangon by 10,000 monks chanting "democracy, democracy" and, in a gesture of defiance, some waved the bright red "fighting peacock" flag, emblem of the student unions that spearheaded the 1988 uprising. The streets were lined with people clapping and cheering as the column of monks stretched several blocks on their march from the Shwedagon Pagoda, the Southeast Asian nation's holiest shrine and symbolic heart of the campaign, to the Sule Pagoda. (Reuters)