Burma: Monks Continue Anti-junta Struggle
Burma: Monks Continue Anti-Junta Struggle
The All-Burmese Monks Alliance (ABMA) issued a statement yesterday, calling on the people of Burma to support their struggle against the military regime once again.
The statement stressed that any further protests must be non-violent. The ABMA urged monks to continue their boycott of the Burmese regime and went on to state that, if monks and people remain united, they can bring an end to the country's current problems.
The mass protest movement has so far failed to bring down the military regime, but it has shaken the ground under its feet. Last September, a new layer of young monks and students entered the political scene to challenge the vicious regime.
In recent weeks posters have appeared encouraging people to take to the streets in protests timed to coincide with the country's Independence Day on January 4.