Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Myanmar update

YANGON (AFP) — About 100 Buddhist monks marched Wednesday in central Myanmar for the first time since the junta's deadly crackdown on anti-government protests last month, witnesses said.

The peaceful demonstration came as officials said UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari would arrive in Myanmar at the weekend for his second round of talks with the ruling generals amid ongoing international concern over September's violence.

The monks marched in Pakokku, a town where conflict between the protesters and the military lead to thirteen deaths.

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