Myanmar junta gang hits Suu Kyi birthday rally

Thu Jun 19, 2008

By Aung Hla Tun

YANGON, June 19 (Reuters) – Pro-junta thugs broke up a rally by supporters of Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, detaining three people among a crowd chanting for her release on her 63rd birthday, a senior opposition member said.

At least six truckloads of Swan-Arr-Shin, or “Masters of Force”, gang members waded into the crowd outside the dilapidated headquarters of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) in the former capital, Yangon, one witness said.
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