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In Pictures: Monks march in Myanmar

Buddhist monks stage demonstration as country tests boundaries of freedom amid ongoing reforms.
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2012 14:39

Yangon, Myanmar: Buddhist monks took to the streets on Wednesday in protest against the use of force on an earlier demonstration over a Chinese-backed copper mine in the country's north-west.

The march went off peacefully and served as an example of locals testing the boundaries of freedom ushered in by a recent spate of reforms.

Many are opposed to mining in the country, alleging it results in eviction and environmental damage.


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Buddhist monks took to the streets of Yangon on Wednesday, protesting against the use of force during an earlier demonstration over a copper mine
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The protest was reminiscent of the "Saffron Revolution' in 2007, when an uprising by monks against military rulers was brutally crushed. But this time the protests were allowed.
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The monks rallied despite a government apology over the violence during the earlier demonstration
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The monks in their traditional ochre robes marched through the streets
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Wednesday's protest was another example of Myanmar's people testing the boundaries of new freedoms brought by recent reforms
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There was heavy security presence, but the march went off peacefully
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The demonstration attracted monks, young and old
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The monks are revered by Myanmar's majority Buddhist population
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Civilians threw a cordon around the monks during the protest - sign of growing resentment towards Chinese mining companies that have expanded in recent years
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The demonstration was conducted without official permission
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The monks oppose mining projects in the country due to mass evictions and environmental damage
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The mining projects that have angered the monks are joint ventures between a Chinese firm and the Myanmar military
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Buddhist monks protested against the Chinese-backed Latpadaung Copper Mine, for using violent force against demonstrators during similar protests last month

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Buddhist monks protested against the Chinese-backed Latpadaung Copper Mine, for using violent force against demonstrators during similar protests last month

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Scenes from the 12/12/12 protest were reminicent of the "Saffron Revolution' in 2007, but no violence was used by state security forces.

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Scenes from the 12/12/12 protest were reminicent of the "Saffron Revolution' in 2007, but no violence was used by state security forces.

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In the 2007 protests, government troops opened fire on a crowd of about 1,000 protesters in Yangon as the military rulers cracked down on anti-government demonstrations

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In the 2007 protests, government troops opened fire on a crowd of about 1,000 protesters in Yangon as the military rulers cracked down on anti-government demonstrations

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There are conflicting reports on the casualty toll of the 2007 protests, where the official toll is at 13, reports suggests there were "hundreds"

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There are conflicting reports on the casualty toll of the 2007 protests, where the official toll is at 13, reports suggests there were "hundreds"

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The monks' action is another example of Burma's people testing the boundaries of new freedoms brought forth by Thein Sein's reformist government.

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The monks' action is another example of Burma's people testing the boundaries of new freedoms brought forth by Thein Sein's reformist government.

Monks march in Rangoon
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Recent attacks on monks were reminiscent of the way dissent was stifled under the junta that ruled Myanmar for half a century until President Thein Sein's quasi-civilian, reformist government took office in March 2011

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Recent attacks on monks were reminiscent of the way dissent was stifled under the junta that ruled Myanmar for half a century until President Thein Sein's quasi-civilian, reformist government took office in March 2011

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The government of Myanmar has apologised to Buddhist monks for injuries, including serious burns, suffered last month during a police operation against evictions caused by the expansion of another copper mine in the northwest region

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The government of Myanmar has apologised to Buddhist monks for injuries, including serious burns, suffered last month during a police operation against evictions caused by the expansion of another copper mine in the northwest region

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Monks are revered by Myanmar's majority Buddhist population and their involvement in the protests posed a serious challenge for the former military government

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Monks are revered by Myanmar's majority Buddhist population and their involvement in the protests posed a serious challenge for the former military government

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The mine protest illustrates growing resentment towards Chinese companies that have expanded in recent years across the country

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The mine protest illustrates growing resentment towards Chinese companies that have expanded in recent years across the country

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The monks stand opposed to mining projects in the country due to mass evictions and environmental damage

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The monks stand opposed to mining projects in the country due to mass evictions and environmental damage

Monks march in Rangoon
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The mining projects are joint ventures between Chinese firm Wanbao and military-owned Myanmar Economic Holdings. 

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The mining projects are joint ventures between Chinese firm Wanbao and military-owned Myanmar Economic Holdings. 

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