Where will Burmese protests lead?
September 25, 2007 3:42pm CST
Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Burma - seemingly the biggest protests yet against the military government. What impact will they have? At least 20,000 people - led by Buddhist monks - have been marching in the main city, Rangoon; and up to 10,000 gathered in Burma's second city, Mandalay. The protests of the past eight days are the biggest show of defiance against the military government for two decades. But correspondents say there are fears of a repeat of 1988, when the last democracy uprising was crushed by the military and some 3,000 people were killed. The protests were triggered by the government's decision to double the price of fuel last month. But on Friday the monks called for an end to military rule. Are you in Burma? Have you witnessed the protests? How much of a challenge is this for the Burmese military? What is the view from the wider region?
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