Monks protesting in Burma
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Burma monks protest over mine crackdown

Buddhist monks have held rallies across Burma to demand further apologies from the authorities over a crackdown last month against a copper mine protest.

Large crowds came out to support the monks as they marched in Rangoon, Mandalay and other major cities.

About 100 people, many of them monks, were injured when police broke up protests at the Monywa mine.

The police action was the toughest since the nominally civilian government came to power last year.

  • 12 Dec 2012
  • From the section Asia