30,000 march for democracy in Myanmar (Burma)

Two days after 2000 Buddhist monks were allowed to gather and pray outside the home of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, under virtual house arrest for nineteen years (since even before her party overwhelmingly won the last free elections – which the military junta ignored), over 30,000 marchers expressed their dissent in Yangon, reports the AFP. (Read the story at the link).

Security forces are on high alert, so this may be the introduction to another brutal crackdown – or the beginning of a crack in the wall of dictatorship which has kept the country isolated from the rest of the world for the last two decades.

UPDATE: Gateway Pundit has more – demonstrations continue to grow, and the regime is issuing vague warnings against the protests.

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