Burmese Monks Continue Protests as Junta Forces Move In

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At the UN today, President Bush announced new sanctions against the repressive military government of Myanmar, which he referred to by its old name, Burma. He cited restriction of basic freedoms, forced child labor, human trafficking and the imprisonment of more than a thousand political prisoners. The best known of those prisoners is Aung San Suu Kyi, who's been subject to house arrest since her party won nationwide elections in 1990. For the past eight days, peaceful but massive protests have flooded the streets of several cities, and there are reports that the government may be ready to crack down. Anuj Chopra is a freelance reporter who is currently in Bombay, India.

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Anuj Chopra - South India Correspondent, Christian Science Monitor

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