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Small-scale protest in Rangoon

Nov 9, 2007 (DVB), Students in Botahtaung township, Rangoon, staged a short-lived protest yesterday before being dispersed by government security forces, according to an eyewitness.

Around 50 students assembled on Bo Aung Kyaw street for the demonstration.

The protestors were holding pictures of junta leader senior general Than Shwe with women's underwear superimposed on his head, and they shouted slogans condemning the government for its crackdown on monks.

Bystanders clapped their hands in support of the protestors.

The demonstration only lasted a few minutes before government security forces appeared and the protestors dispersed.

The witness was unsure if any arrests were made because all the demonstrators and bystanders fled the scene as soon as the government forces arrived.

Reporting by DVB


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