Myanmar

Burning MOnk

On June 10th 1963 photographer Malcolm Browne snapped this photo in a street intersection in Saigon. The photo of Buddhist Monk Thich Quang Duc was to become world famous. He had set fire to himself in protest at the treatment of Buddhist monks by the US-backed Catholic Vietnam government.

Yesterday thousands of Buddhist monks marched in Myanmar in protest against the military junta. The protests started a few weeks ago with the rise in the price of oil that affected the already povert stricken population. Yesterday the junta’s military stepped up measures to stop the protesting. At least one Buddhist monk is reported dead and the police resorted to beatings to disperse the crowd.

Once again the Buddhist monks are prepared to suffer in order to bring their plight to the attention of the world and its media.

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2 responses to “Myanmar

  1. Now we can only hope that the world responds to their plight.

  2. I have not been able to stop crying all day. Me, a solid woman who cries about little because I am too busy waging my own war against the military powers taht be to allow myself tears.

    The world will not. This is about drugs and breaking down another nation. But mostly it is about drugs. The monks were marching for bread and rice for the people not democracy as the press is telling us. Please read my blog. I am just posting some recent articles on the truth and found this post in my hunt for imagery.

    http://snippits-and-slappits.blogspot.com/

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