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Rangoon Quiet But Raids on Monasteries Continue

Rangoon remained tense on Monday, with hundreds of heavily armed troops and riot police deployed on the streets and sealing off the leading monasteries.At least 1,500 Buddhist monks, nuns and other protesters have been arrested since taking to the streets in peaceful demonstrations two weeks ago, and thousands of other monks are being prevented by security forces from leaving their monasteries.

Raids on Rangoon’s monasteries continue. Troops from naval vessels stormed monasteries bordering the Pazundaung River, in Tharkayta Township, Rangoon, in the early hours of Sunday.

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