Thursday, October 28, 2010

Monks, Red Shirts and Bandanas

No, there is nothing 'cool' about this picture; a Buddhist monk protesting against the Burmese Myanmar) government. The largest protests in twenty years in Burma have seen a reported 10,000 bare foot monks march today (23 September 2007) as part of a crowd estimated at up to 20,000 people. Some of the monks had greeted Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the pacifist Nobel Peace laureate and house-arrested leader of the Burmese democracy movement.

In contrast, here are Thai police officers in combat gear with the Red Shirts' red bandanna tied around their arms (March 2010). 

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