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Ten feared dead as troops clear the streets

Sydney Morning Herald 28 September, 2007

TROOPS cleared the streets in central Rangoon, reportedly shooting and killing 10 people after telling protesters they had 10 minutes to go home or be shot, as the Burmese junta intensified its two-day restriction on the largest uprising in 20 years.

Crowds scattered as 200 soldiers marched slowly through the streets, rifles at their sides and loudspeakers blaring out warnings. Riot police walking from Sule Pagoda clattered their rattan shields with wooden batons. “It’s a terrifying noise,” one witness said.

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