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Monks hold peaceful march

September 28, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

About 100 Buddhist monks in a western Myanmar city staged a peaceful march to mark the anniversary of last year's crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.

Meanwhile in Yangon, recently released political prisoners helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the party led by detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi, while police and other security personnel kept a close watch.

No protests directly related to the crackdown were noted in Yangon, where last year's protests attracted as many as 100,000 people. At least 31 were killed and thousands arrested.

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