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United News of Bangladesh
02 October 2007

Dozens of Burmese nationals staying in Bangladesh staged demonstration outside Myanamar Embassy here today (Tuesday), protesting the `brutal killing' and arrest of monks, nuns and democracy-loving Burmese people in Burma.

Witnesses said the protestors carried placards and banners, shouted slogans against the military junta amidst tight police security.

Scores of police were posted at the Embassy to maintain order during the hour-long protest that started at about 11am. No untoward incident happened.

() The demonstrators urged Burmese soldiers not to point their arms at the innocent Burmese people and stand beside the peaceful protesters, upholding the real responsibility to protect people and the nation.

Their demands include resignation of all Burmese Ambassadors to Bangladesh, Japan, the USA, China, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Singapore, Korea and other countries, sending troops back to barracks, releasing political prisoners, formation of an interim government, compensation by the Burmese military junta for the killing of monks and general people.

Rakhaing Women Council president Mra Raza Linn said now there is no rule of law in Burma under the military junta. `We want restoration of democracy and human rights,' she said, strongly condemning the killing of monks and general people during the peaceful march in her country.

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