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March 21, 1988
Up to 28 people were killed in Rangoon last week in the worst riots in Burma since 1974, according to unconfirmed reports reaching Bangkok, Thailand. The reports said that troops armed with guns and clubs stormed into Rangoon on Thursday to disperse thousands of students protesting at several campuses. Hundreds of demonstrators were jailed and about 50 were injured, diplomats in Bangkok said.
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September 30, 1988
Burmese troops fired on hundreds of looters in three separate incidents, killing 18 people and wounding eight, state-run Rangoon Radio reported. The latest deaths brought to about 370 the total the military regime says have been killed since the military coup of Sept. 18. Other estimates put the total much higher. The ruling party said that more than half of the employees of five government ministries have returned to work from a pro-democracy strike that began Aug. 8.
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June 22, 1988 | From Reuters
Burmese authorities imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew for the next two months in the capital of Rangoon after six people were killed and dozens injured in riots Tuesday, Burma's state radio said. Five police officers were killed and 26 injured by crowds wielding sticks and swords, it said. One rioter was killed and several others hurt, the broadcast, monitored in Bangkok, added.
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September 8, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Embassy in Rangoon on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of nearly 100 staff dependents after a major outbreak of looting brought the army back into the streets of Burma's capital for the first time in nearly three weeks. Ross Petzing, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, said the 95 dependents are being sent out of Rangoon as a "precautionary measure."
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August 8, 1988
Angel's Flight has become Los Angeles' Flight of Fancy (Metro, July 26). I clipped Carol McGraw's fine article and sent it to my mother, thanking her for taking me on Angel's Flight when I was a child. That one ride will live in my memory forever. At this rate, it'll have to. SHERRY BARBER Whittier
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August 17, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Burma said Tuesday that it has released 51 people who were detained during bloody anti-government protests that led to the resignation of President Sein Lwin last week. News of the release came as Burmese authorities, apparently bracing for renewed violence as they prepare to choose their third leader in less than a month, ordered troops and light tanks into central Rangoon.
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September 8, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Embassy in Rangoon on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of nearly 100 staff dependents after a major outbreak of looting brought the army back into the streets of Burma's capital for the first time in nearly three weeks. Ross Petzing, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, said the 95 dependents are being sent out of Rangoon as a "precautionary measure."
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August 11, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Killings and arson swept Burma on Wednesday as anti-government protests raged for a third day. Official Radio Rangoon announced that 33 people were killed and 59 were wounded Wednesday in clashes between security forces and demonstrators and that three police officers were beheaded in suburban Rangoon. The official three-day casualty toll is now 78 dead, although estimates by diplomatic sources in the capital are at least double that number.
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August 17, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Burma said Tuesday that it has released 51 people who were detained during bloody anti-government protests that led to the resignation of President Sein Lwin last week. News of the release came as Burmese authorities, apparently bracing for renewed violence as they prepare to choose their third leader in less than a month, ordered troops and light tanks into central Rangoon.
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August 13, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Faced with a nationwide rebellion and signs of crumbling support among the military rank and file, retired Gen. Sein Lwin resigned Friday as Burma's president and ruling party leader. The 64-year-old protege of former Burmese strongman Ne Win surrendered his posts just 17 days after taking power and five days after massive and bloody demonstrations began in Rangoon, the capital. The resignation was announced Friday night by official Rangoon Radio.
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August 11, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Killings and arson swept Burma on Wednesday as anti-government protests raged for a third day. Official Radio Rangoon announced that 33 people were killed and 59 were wounded Wednesday in clashes between security forces and demonstrators and that three police officers were beheaded in suburban Rangoon. The official three-day casualty toll is now 78 dead, although estimates by diplomatic sources in the capital are at least double that number.
NEWS
August 8, 1988
Angel's Flight has become Los Angeles' Flight of Fancy (Metro, July 26). I clipped Carol McGraw's fine article and sent it to my mother, thanking her for taking me on Angel's Flight when I was a child. That one ride will live in my memory forever. At this rate, it'll have to. SHERRY BARBER Whittier
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June 22, 1988 | From Reuters
Burmese authorities imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew for the next two months in the capital of Rangoon after six people were killed and dozens injured in riots Tuesday, Burma's state radio said. Five police officers were killed and 26 injured by crowds wielding sticks and swords, it said. One rioter was killed and several others hurt, the broadcast, monitored in Bangkok, added.
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