Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Buddhist monks vow to protest

Buddhist monks rose against the totalitarian country about which Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four when it was in the British Empire (robertamsterdam.com).

Monks vow to continue Burma protest
AFP (SMH.au.com, Nov. 16, 2011)
The Saffron Revolution never really ended. Five Buddhist monks have staged a rare protest in army-dominated [totalitarian police state] Burma, at one point drawing a crowd of about 500 people with calls for peace and the immediate release of political prisoners.

After talks with senior clerics, the monks said they would continue protesting in Mandalay, the country's second-largest city, for the next three days, giving a speech each day to spell out their demands.

The five in their [saffron and] maroon-clad robes kicked off their demonstration early on Tuesday [Nov. 15, 2011] by briefly locking themselves in a building in a monastic compound a day after an expected amnesty for political prisoners failed to materialize. More

Buddhist monks led a series of uprisings against an Orwellian
government called the Saffron Revolution starting in 2007.

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