Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Fresh Fuel Protests Held In Burma
Further protests have been held in Burma over fuel price rises, despite the arrest of more than 60 activists by the military since last week. The low key demonstrations involved some 30 people in Rangoon and up to 200 monks in the western port of Sittwe. But analysts say it is remarkable they are happening at all, given the army's crackdown on last weeks protests. The fuel price rise, in the case of cooking gas by 500%, has enraged a population already living in poverty.