Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Myanmar monks march to Shwedagaon despite warning

Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:15am EDT

YANGON (Reuters) - Several hundred monks marched on Tuesday into Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda, the assembly point for Myanmar's biggest anti-junta demonstrations in 20 years, despite warnings military action might be taken against protesters.

The monks were carrying flags, including some bearing the image of a fighting peacock used by students in a 1988 pro-democracy uprising the generals crushed with the loss of an estimated 3,000 lives, witnesses said.