Friday, February 23, 2007

Protest in Burma, such as it is

At least four people were arrested for participating in one of the rarest spectacles in all of humandom: A public protest in the streets of Yangon.

About 15 placard-waving protestors took to the streets on Thurs afternoon, demanding outrageous things like lower inflation and stable supply of electricity. Those rotten subversives.

In case you didn’t know (or had forgotten), the Burmese have been under military rule since the 60s, and are one of the most repressed populaces in the world. You can pretty much tell how repressed by this story – 15 people stage a street protest and it makes BBC’s front page.

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