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Live Riot blog from Burma with Pictures

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posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 03:13 AM
"Yesterday night, Nyaung Kan Aye monastery Jo Kone, Insein, was about to raided, but the civilians defended the monastery." (From DVB Radio- translation: BetterMyanmar)

From the CB at myochitmyanmar:

Myochit: A sad news we've heard that all monks from Ngwe Kyar Yan monastery will be killed. Military Junta is forcing people from every places in Myanmar to protest against protestors in many places in Myanmar.

(This kind of forcing protests also happened in Myit Kyi Nar, a city in Upper Myanmar according to DVB)

[edit on 30-9-2007 by Raud]

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 03:18 AM
From Burma News CB:
(reversed order, starting from bottom, up)

30 Sep 07, 16:12
Admin: You can go into here to write a letter to UN.
30 Sep 07, 16:07
Admin: there are signs of protesters gathering at Yangon. The troops had already barricaded the small roads leading to Pyi Road. There are no signs of traffics either as pouring heavy rain in Yangon.
30 Sep 07, 16:07
Admin: You can go to this link to download the message from Ma Soe Yane SayarDaw (venerable)
30 Sep 07, 16:03
Admin: NLD youth representative from Thingangyun Township, Ko Mya Than Thike (30 yrs), was hit by a bullet in thigh area at Tar Mway township and is currently in Yangon General hospital. [confirmed SOURCE - AAPP]
30 Sep 07, 15:55
Admin: University Avenue , the road infront of Aung San Suu Kyi's home, is being cleared. We suspect that Gambari is going to meet her.

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 03:20 AM
From Mizzima:

(Burmese Standard Time)
12:20 p.m.

Monks respond to crackdown by chanting loving kindness

Security forces in Mandalay have locked most of the Buddhist monasteries and restricted movement of monks, effectively barring the Buddhist clergy from marching on the streets in protest. However, though locked up inside the monasteries, monks continued their protest by chanting Metta Sutta (Buddhist words for loving kindness).

Meanwhile, civilians holding a big portrait of Gautam Buddha are gearing up for protests in Mandalay.

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 03:26 AM
(From DVB Radio- translation: BetterMyanmar)
In Ka Yar State, Swan Arr Shin (A group of thugs created by military junta) forcefully recruited 20 people per each village to protest falsely against peaceful protesting in other countries.

We've heard that Snr. Gen. Than Shwe is forcefully resigned by Snr. Gen. Maung Aye. (Unconfirmed News from DVB Radio)

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 03:35 AM
"Military junta lied Japan Govt that the reporter from Japan, Kenji, died because of accidental shot, but the video showed that he was intentionally shot by soldier near Sule. Japan citizens are so disappointed upon Myanmar Military Junta." (From DVB Radio- translation BetterMyanmar)

From CB:

There are around 10 S'poren protesting in front of Burmese in S'pore. They are wearing red shirts and standing Aunty Su's Photo next to them. They are calling Burmese to join with them and many Burmese already gathered at Toa Payoh monastery are going there to join with them.

UN Special Envoy, Mr. Gambari, is now in a guest house near University Avenue Road. Soldiers and police are blocking University Avenue Road. If people shout from far away forcefully, Mr. Gambari can hear what they are shouting.

A confirmed phone report said that in Mawlamyine, Ba An, Taung Ngu, Myawadi, 3 ppl from each household is forced to protest by military junta. Other rural towns are also forced to do so. Phone lines are also cut off in some rural towns.

I heard from one person that monks do not have Soon (Lunch for monks). People who are going to give Soon for monks are also forced to go back by soldiers. Monks are also not allowed to go get Soon given by people. This is abuses in religion and human rights. I want to know whether it is possible for Yangon Residents to contact UN and ICRC to give monks Soon.

[edit on 30-9-2007 by Raud]

[edit on 30-9-2007 by Raud]

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 03:37 AM
A short doco (about 3 minutes) from April 18, 2007. It describes in grphic detail the suffering of the Burmese people.


Graphic Images Warning

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 03:52 AM
Just found this article talking about captured monks receiving "trials" and being sentenced to prison terms.

Quote from the article linked above:

As Gambari arrived in Burma's new capital, Naypyidaw, yesterday for talks with regime leaders on the crisis, news filtered out of Rangoon's grim Insein Prison that kangaroo courts had begun sentencing the monks to long prison terms. Several had been summarily given terms of six years, said one dissident source who has contact with political prisoners in Insein.

The article goes on to describe conditions within the prisons and that the jails have run out of room, this is why some monks are being detained inside the monasteries.

This would seem to indicate that earlier reports of monks being summarily executed may be (at least) exaggerated.

[edit on 30-9-2007 by ilandrah]

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 04:25 AM
From chatbox:

niknaymanPolice says that the political activist blogger "niknayman" who are actively participating in protest in Myanmar will be forcefully arrested.

myochit: 9:30AM, Bangkok, Thailand - About 1000 Burmese workers demonstrated in front of Burmese Embassy shouting "To get Democracy in Myanmar, To release 88 student leaders, To release politicians and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and To overthrow the military junta who kills our revered monks!"

niknayman: All arrested monks and nuns inside prisons are now doing hungerstrike.

U.N. envoy Ibrahim Gambari met with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's junta leaders, diplomats said Sunday.Gambari has been in the country trying to persuade the junta to end a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protestors seeking an end to 45 years of military rule.Gambari came from the remote bunker-like capital Naypyitaw after an overnight stay where he met with junta leaders. He was taken to the State Guest House on University Avenue in Yangon for a meeting with Suu Kyi, said the diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, citing protocol.

Nikayman: At Thar Kay Ta Township 3 and 4 district , People block the road from capturing the monks , but they come from River side and captured. A man who saying soldiers not to capture the Monks in Monestary got shot , and His Wife got slapped.

In Japan, Japan citizens are shouting in front of Burmese Embassy to get out of Japan.

Myochit: The United Nations Human Rights Council has announced it will hold a special meeting on 2 October to discuss the situation in Myanmar.

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 04:31 AM
Burma News CB:

Admin: Now, Myanmar Police Force is tracking the blog owner of This blog has been doing as the most dedicated informer to the rest of the Burmese around the world.

Translated news from dvb by BetterMyanmar:

Young people are going to burst off their anger. Security is also tightened. Many beatings are also happened today. Some people eating Mote Hin Gar (a traditional food for breakfast) are beaten and arrested. All shops are forcefully closed down in all places in Yangon.
People are waiting and preparing to protest.
Tomorrow will be nationwide protest in Yangon
In Yangon, soldiers are shooting blindly all the nights.


nikanyaman: In Japan, 1,000 or 2,000 people are praying in heavy rain. After one hour, they will do hunger strike for 48 hours straight.

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 04:35 AM
More translation by BetterMyanmar from DVB:

]All VCDs about protests are spreaded throughout the country.
All news are spreading inside the country and all over the world.
The national convention agreeing demonstrations are forcefully made by Taung Tar city, Myit Kyi Nar city, Shan State, Kyine Tone city.
The protestors in those false protests were not in good face. They are threatened to protest by govt.

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 05:14 AM
The latest from Mizzima:

(Burmese Standard Time)
2:50 p.m.

Everyone is a leader: Sayadaw U Gamira

Everyone in Burma is a leader and should individually take to the streets in protest against the junta, said Sayadaw (abbot) U Gamira, whom the junta is searching, told Mizzima while on the run.

"The people should not wait for leaders to lead them, everyone should be a leader in their own right. We have to be individually involved and lead. It is important for everyone to lead at this time. The monks have done a lot and many are now thrown into jails and interrogation camps. And many have to sacrifice their lives," Sayadaw told Mizzima.

"By coming to monasteries in uniforms and arms and guarding the monks, they [the soldiers] are showing the world what they really are. They are not only dictators but terrorists," he added.

"If we cannot go out of the monasteries, there are things we can do inside the monasteries," he said.

1:30 p.m.
Blockade in Rangoon

As people gear up to stage another round of protests in Rangoon, authorities have put in place major blockades on Pyi Road. Streets and lanes along Pyi Road have been closed and movement of vehicles has been restricted to check protesters.

Meanwhile, it has begun to rain in Rangoon.

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 05:37 AM

Textdpa) - "Gambari, Gambari is good!" the young moneychanger in Rangoon yells out to passing Westerners as UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrived in Burma on the heels of clashes between the ruling military junta and pro-democracy demonstrators.

Even if outside news is banned, the word has spread of the special envoys visit prompted by the crisis. Gambari travelled to Naypyidaw, to meet with government officials in Burma's new administrative capital, 350 kilometres inland from Rangoon.

But some UN vehicles were spotted in Rangoon at the Traders Hotel, within sight of the Sule Pagoda, where thousands of demonstrators had taken to the streets in midweek and at least one protestor was shot.

"There he can see how the regime deals with his," the security guard of a nearby office building said, pointing to the uniformed police that sit just 20 metres away from the hotel.

The protest signs and batons still lie scattered on the ground in testament to the week's brutal events.

Directly behind stand at least 20 soldiers with machine guns. At the street crossing in front of the hotel stand two troop transports with another 15 or 20 men.

A soldier comes around the corner, dragging an older man by the collar to a waiting truck.

Someone nearby yells "democracy" and a few bystanders begin to clap. WIthin seconds, the soldiers and 11 men they have captured speed away to interrogation.

About 100 metres closer to the pagoda, majestic old trees are used to hold barbed wire, with four strands cutting off the street from the sidewalks.

This does not look like a state indulging in freedom, reconciling the people and working for the benefit of the masses, as state newspaper The New Light would have its readers believe.

"The will of the people," the banner headline screams. "We want stability. We want peace. We are against unrest and violence."

"They forgot one thing," says an author who spent three years in prison after the junta crushed protests in 1988. "We don't want to starve."

Recent drastic price hikes for petrol and cooking oil and a high rate of inflation brought the poor people to the brink of ruin, in their desperation they took to the streets in huge protests inspired by thousands of Buddhist monks. Everyone without exception blames the military regime that has held Burma, formerly known as Burma, in its grip for decades.

"Gambari will help," the money changer says, smiling.

Saturday saw only small demonstrations here and there, after major protests earlier in the week that left at least nine people dead.

"Of course we are afraid, we are unarmed," a librarian said.

Hopes seem to be turning toward Gambari, but disappointment at the likely outcome of the UN envoy's visit are also widespread, especially among the educated.

"The generals don't care about the opinion of other governments, they don't care about the opinion of their own people, and they certainly won't care about the clever advice of a UN diplomat," the author said.

Still, even Singapore's Foreign Minister George Yeo is holding out hope, saying the situation could worsen if the diplomatic measures fail.

His statements sound like a call to the people of Burma to hold in their anger. If they take to the streets during Gambari's visit, it could create added tension.

A dissident from the 1988 student generation also spoke out against further street protests, out of fear that the regime could strike back brutally.

"We must organise a boycott, all officials must stay and home in order to paralyze the land," said the woman in her mid-40s, who spent six years behind bars. "But it is unbelievably difficult to spread such a call."

Telephone lines have been cut often.

What Gambari can accomplish remains unclear. He has been to Burma often and has met with the highest circle of the military junta. His visits have at least sh

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 05:51 AM
From Burma News CB:

Admin: Currently, there is a protest going on by about 50 monks, who came from all over the world to study in Dehli's university. They are protesting against the atrocities of military regime. Professors and students from the university are also included to make up the number up to 100 people.

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 06:24 AM
Translation from DVB by pyrolwin at cgiirc:

"At the brith place of Buddha , Under the Tree that Buddha Medidated , Many Monks from International are now giving prayers, starting from 11:00 AM
At center Myanmar, Yay Nan Chaung, monks who is under 2nd lead Abbot of Myanar Buddist Association, start a protest.
2nd lead Abbot of Myanmar Buddist requested junta to apologise all what they have done, and to reduce fuel price but goverment do not agree.
At Ngwe Kyar Yan Monestry, they have killed and prison real monks and now they are replaced with fake monks (soldiers who pretend as monks)


(Burmese Standard Time)

3:30 p.m.

Gambari meets Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

In a surprise development the UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari today met detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon.

The visiting envoy met the Burmese Nobel Peace Laureate for ninety minutes at the State guest house in Rangoon.

The UN envoy, who led a three-member delegation, met the Burmese opposition leader on his return from Nay Pyi Taw after a meeting with Burma's military supremo Senior General Than Shwe.

Than Shwe, the hard-line junta leader promised the UN envoy that the Road Map would be finalized within one and-a-half years, sources said.
No invitation has been sent yet to the Central Excutive Committee of Aung San Suu Kyi's party the National League for Democracy and there is little chance that it will have a meeting with the UN envoy.

"I think the news can be heard when he reaches Bangkok or Singapore like his previous trip,"said Nyan Win, NLD spokesperson.

A media black-out has been imposed on the UN envoy's visit to Burma where an anti-regime protest rages, though the tension has significantly declined today.

The UN envoy had proceeded to the isolated regime's fortified capital Nay Pyi Taw yesterday after which the military junta allowed him to meet the opposition leader.

Speculation is rife that the No.2 man in the junta, Vice Senior General Maung Aye, who has been identified by the opposition to be one general who doesn't want to shoot protesters met Aung San Suu Kyi a few days earlier. However, many Burmese are still not ready to accept that this is true.

Meanwhile, diplomatic sources claimed that Russia wants to see a compromise in Burma but the main obstacle remains the head of junta Senior General Than Shwe.

"Russia views Than Shwe as a problem," said a diplomatic source.

The military junta has come up with a condition and wants Aung San Suu Kyi should speak out to stop the anti-government demonstrations, sources added.

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 06:36 AM
More news from dvb translated by pyrolwin:

At Sit Twe, about 4 Monks and 1000 people does a demonstration.

From Ko Htike's cb:

Ulrich Hinderer: Mr. Hambrecht, the leader of the German industries organisation has told the German newspaper "Handelsblatt", that the stop of financial support for Burma "would be wrong way" .

Nikayman Blog:

second man: Monks who have been detained at at Kyike Ka San Stadium have not had food for 3 days , Please help spread this new to the world

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 07:33 AM
More news from DVB, translated by pyrolwin at cgiirc:

"People around the monestries are now requesting UN, WHO, Internetional Red Cross Organisation to donate Food because they capture who ever donate if that normal person.

TOKYO, September 30 (RIA Novosti) -Tokyo is ready to join any proposed international economic sanctions against the ruling junta in Myanmar, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura told.
Officials say Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura issued the protest when he met his Burmese counterpart, Nyan Win, on Friday at U.N. headquarters in New York.
Mr. Gambari doesn't met Than Shwe...from Yle At Sit Twe ( South west myanmar) Soildiers do not allow Monks to ask for lunch donation.They capture who ever go outside to buy food, snacks too.
Also who staying in Monestary to worship monks are captured
its total 500 monks that captured"

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 07:57 AM
More from dvb translated by pyrolwin at cgiirc:

From a ex-lead monk who is in USA - He said he encourage every monk and people, not to give up. Because this goverment is destroying the Buddishim, if we lose this time Myanmar Buddist will be destoryed and gone. He said he will come back to Myanmar to Lead all monks again and fight

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 08:23 AM
It was inspiring to see all those monks marching for and with the people.

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 08:47 AM
News from DVB, translated by pyrolwin at cgiirc:

4 more detained monks from GTI are dead. Junta said they will heal the wounds if they let them remove from monk hood but they dont allow and accept the death.

"Japan is so angry about this case , Japan saids now they know how Junta is Merciless , Japan no longer support Junta on anything and Japan is going to help the best they can to bring down Junta" -Translated from a japanese who shouting with angry voice.

PM Wun kyar Paung of China is now want to talk with Junta to give democracy immidiately. He ask to stop voilence immidiately. He said all the countries including US and EU are requesting China to pressure on Junta. Yesterday China PM talked with British PM by phone .

Daw Aung San Su Kyi have been moved to a Police Academy last night for a few hour.
It seems that General Maung Aye (No 2) meet with her there.
It is not confrimed yet, but from The Facts Post (british) said now Maung Aye Staged a coup and he bring down Than Shwe already - Unconfirmed.

From the cb at Ko Htike's blog:

မင္းသက္: now .. myanmar ppl are sitting with candle infront of burma embassy. There r about 100 ppl. It's be go on the whole night. who want to join please do come n it's offically allow by the Sg gov!!

Burma News CB:

Ko Hla: SINGAPORE: A small crowd gathered outside the Myanmar Embassy in Singapore on Sunday evening to remember those killed in protests in Myanmar in recent days. Details

30 Sep 07, 21:30
Ko Hla: Today, there are about 10,000 people protesting near ThaMine junction from 2PM (local time) during the rain.

30 Sep 07, 21:05
Admin: This is the link about protest in Bangkok.


3:30 p.m

Situation in Mandalay

Sporadic demonstration

"Just about an hour ago, there were brief demonstrations by students at the intersection of 75th Street and 35th Street and again at the intersection of 77th Street and 35th Street. Students on motorcycles came holding a red flag and staged a brief demonstration. There were about 100 motorbikes and the students were between 20 to 25 years of age. We saw them on the 35th Street. But they were quick and dispersed immediately. They came from the north and headed to the south."

To disperse or to counter

"The authorities have hired several people and assembled them at Sasanah Beikman. The people were hired for 1500 to 2000 Kyat. We can see a lot of people gathering in front of the Sasanah Beikman. They are all sitting and doing nothing. We don't know for what they have been called. It could be to disperse protesters or to stage counter demonstrations to denounce the ongoing protests led by monks. They can be seen by every one, and they have been brought in vehicles. There are at hundreds of them. They are meant to probably scare the people."

Banning of assemblies

"So far there are no gatherings. Even on the 34th Street as security forces are in place. If people start gathering the authorities are ready to crackdown. The District General Administrator has issued an order dated September 29, banning the assembly of people, motorcycles or even vehicles and cycles. And anyone violating the order will be taken action against as per the existing law."

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 09:01 AM
Burma news CB:

30 Sep 07, 21:48
Ko Hla: We all urge all Myanmar people to join General Strike which will start from tomorrow to get our freedom.

30 Sep 07, 21:45
Ko Hla: More than 200 of young people riding on motorbikes protested in Myanmar's second city of Mandalay today. The protesters are playing a cat and mouse game with police but finally Broke up their protesting after soldiers fired tear-gas, witnesses said.


4:45 p.m
Protest in Taunggoke

Four monks and over 800 civilians today held a protest march in Arakan State's Taunggoke town.

The protest began at about 2 p.m. (local time) from the historic Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda with the monks chanting Metta Sutta and the people shouting slogans of "Release all political prisoners – our cause", "Lowering commodity prices – our cause", and marched to Inn Road, Hospital Road, Min Kyaung and Boatseik and returned towards the office of the Township Peace and Development Council.

When the protesters arrived in front of the TPDC office, the road was blocked with a police vehicle and a military jeep with soldiers and policemen. Among them were about 50 Swan Arrshin members ready to crackdown on protesters. The demonstrators in order to avoid confrontation dispersed at about 3 p.m. (local time), said a local resident.

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