In Pictures: Monks march in Myanmar - Al Jazeera English

In Pictures: Monks march in Myanmar

Buddhist monks stage demonstration as country tests boundaries of freedom amid ongoing reforms.

Dave Tacon |

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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