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Burmese Protesters Defiant Despite Threats

Thousands of Buddhist monks and sympathizers in Rangoon defy the military junta's ban on assembly to call for democracy. Security forces begin to fire warning shots and spread tear gas to disperse the crowds.

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Junta Restricts Protesters, Communications in Burma
Article | BANGKOK, Sept. 28 -- Soldiers blockaded Buddhist shrines in Burma on Friday and authorities restricted phone and Internet access, as the military leadership appeared at least temporarily to repress the democracy movement that has shaken the country.
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Deadly Crackdown Intensifies in Burma
Article | BANGKOK, Sept. 27 -- Intensifying their crackdown despite pressures from abroad, Burmese security forces raided a half-dozen Buddhist monasteries Thursday and opened fire on pockets of demonstrators who continued to demand an end to military rule.
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Burma's Junta Imposes Curfew, Bans Gatherings
Article | BANGKOK, Sept. 25 -- Burma's military rulers imposed a nighttime curfew and banned assemblies Tuesday after thousands of Buddhist monks defied warnings and mounted another day of pro-democracy protests to the cheers of crowds in the streets of Rangoon.
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