Junta Deploys Riot Squads on Independence Day
Press Release: Terry Evans
7 January, 2008
Burma: Junta Deploys Riot Squads on Independence Day
Burma's brutal military junta deployed riot squads at Shwedagon and Sule pagodas last Friday to prevent pro-democracy protests on the country's 60th independence day anniversary.
The two Rangoon pagodas were key locations during last September's mass anti-junta protests.
The paranoid junta limited its celebrations to a military ceremony in the remote new capital, Naypyidaw, and a broadcast message from junta leader General Than Shwe.