Buddhist Monks March in Opposition to Military Coup in Myanmar

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Lucas Oliveira
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Buddhist Monks March in Opposition to Military Coup in Myanmar

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Buddhist Monks March in Opposition to Military Coup in Myanmar

Groups of Buddhist monks took to the streets of Myanmar’s two largest cities, Yangon and Mandalay, on Tuesday, marching in protest against the military takeover of the country’s government and calling for the release of ousted State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.

Speaking to foreign media in Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the monks called on local residents and the international community to support the pro-democracy movement. “I would like to request that all citizens help eliminate the power of the military dictatorship until we can get rid of this system,” one of the monks, Sandar Thiri, was quoted as saying. (Reuters)

The monastics, who were reported to number between 30 and 50 in Yangon, carried signs and banners in English reading “reject military coup,” and “monks who don’t want a military dictatorship.” They marched alongside hundreds of civilian protesters from the 120-year-old Nga Htat Gyi Buddhist pagoda to the United Nations office in Yangon.

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/buddh ... in-myanmar

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Re: Buddhist Monks March in Opposition to Military Coup in Myanmar

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I am glad to see Burmese Buddhist monks Aung San Suu Kyi and protesting against the military takeover. Hopefully, Buddhists and fellow Dharmics all over the world will support the same as well.


India has expressed its concern over the loss of lives of protesters caused by police firing in the last few days and called upon Myanmar to exercise self-restraint and to address issues through dialogue in a peaceful manner.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-ne ... 01738.html
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