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Ko Hla: Right now, the Pan-soe-dan flyover bridge is closed down. The Maha-Ban-doo-la Road is only open up to La-tha Street, beyond La-Tha Street to Sule Pagoda is closed down. There are clashes between protesters and troops - as the troops threaten to open fire. So far there is NO shooting yet. Since UN envoy, Mr. Gambari, is going to have a meeting with Senior General Maung Aye, the troops will NOT open fire for sure.
(Burmese Standard Time) 4:00 p.m
Tayza owned Htoo company shut-down
Senior General Than Shwe's right hand man business tycoon Tayza owned Htoo trading company shut-down its operations since yesterday after giving two months salaries to its staff.
"After giving us two month's salary, we were asked not to come to office. They told us to contact the company in November," a staff working at the Htoo company told Mizzima.
Number of protesters increase in Rangoon
With more people joining in, protesters in Rangoon have swelled to more than 10,000. As security forces continue to beat and crackdown, protestors flee shouting slogans and again gather in different places. Troops stood about 50 metres from the protesters. As the clapping of the protesters reverberates the army is getting ready to open fire.
Soldiers open fire on protestors near Sanpya cinema hall. The number of injuries and casualties remained unconfirmed.
Kyaikkasan Road killing field
A letter sent from Rangoon, titled "Killings on September 27," said many protesters were killed on Kyaikkasan Road near State High School No. 3 at about 3 p.m. on Thursday.
"When the protesters were marching to the North, the army blocked the intersection near Super One Supermarket. When the protesters turned back to the South, then another group of soldiers blocked the road near Tarmway Junction. The troops hit and removed three leading protesters holding flags. Then they opened fire on the protesters from both sides," the letter added.
29 Sep 07, 17:40
Anti-Junta: i just called my home in Yangon, and my friend said that everything is fine now... and that even taxis are doing business as usual... that's funny...
Anti-Riot Division Anti-Riot Troops
MMedWatch: A dedicated group of anti-riot troops was formed within Brigate-77 led by Col. Thein Han under Minister Aung Thaung and General Htay Oo's supervision.
Agricultural Minister General Maung Oo and Minister of Information Brig. General Kyaw San is specially in charge of arresting monks at night.