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Latest Images From Burma As Public Join Monks


Latest Images From Rangoon

Buddhist monks in Burma have called on members of the public to join with them in future public protests.

Supporters joined hands behind the monks and repeatedly shouted "Be free very soon!"

The Federation of All Burma Young Monks issued a statement announcing, "It is time for the Burmese people to work with monks and courageously demonstrate their genuine aspirations."

Buddhist religious flags were flown and alms bowls turned upside down, a symbol of the continuing alms' boycott against the junta's generals

A powerful pro-democracy organisation, known as '88 Generation Students, has aligned itself with the monks in the current struggle for freedom from the repressive regime.

The return of the "Fighting Peacock" flag to the streets of Burma is expected. The flag was the symbol of the students' struggle against the military during the August 1988 "People Power" uprising.

Detained pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, appeared at her front gate yesterday as several hundred courageous monks marched through barricades .

An alliance between political activists and monks will encourage members of the public to take to the streets.

The Burmese people are desperate for change.

An escalation of the current protests now seems imminent.

Images and words courtesy of Terry Evans

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