Prayers for Burma (ii)

So, as the protests have continued those Burmese troops have fired and baton-charged into the crowd. Reports say there are up to 8 people dead, and many monks injured.

There have been lots of arrests, including raids on several monasteries last night.

Yet this morning it is reported that, despite few monks being present, hundreds if not thousands of ordinary people have come out onto the streets in protest.

crowds

There is barbed wire, water cannon, and a lot of armed troops. The military regime has a history of violent interventions when it comes to public protest. Yet more and more ordinary people seem to be coming onto the streets to protest.

troops

My prayers remain with the people of Burma. May they stay brave and stand together.

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