How’d this go last time?
More than 100 Buddhist monks marched peacefully Wednesday in a northern Myanmar town noted for its defiance of the country’s military rulers, the first large protest since the junta violently crushed a wave anti-government demonstrations.
“Our demands are for lower commodity prices, national reconciliation and immediate release of (pro-democracy leader) Aung San Suu Kyi and all the political prisoners,” said the monk, who was not identified by name.
Lower commodity prices? No blood for pork bellies!
Meanwhile, not far away:
Tibetans trying to cross a mountain pass to exile in Nepal were fired upon by Chinese border police, an activist group said Wednesday.
A group of more than 30 Tibetans — including Buddhist monks, nuns and two children — were trying to cross into Nepal on Oct. 18 when they were fired upon by China’s People’s Armed Police, the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet said, quoting several members of the group who reached Katmandu in Nepal.
It said there were no reported injuries or fatalities, but that several members of the group, including three monks, were taken into custody.
Word to the wise, fellas, I know the Burmese and Chinese thugs aren’t as deep as y’all, but they’re a lot better armed.
And our local schools are teaching yoga to our kids. How to handle a firearm would be a lot more useful, and probably make them smarter.