Protesters deterred by heavy security in Myanmar's largest city

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September 30, 2007 08:16

Thousands of soldiers and police were deployed in Myanmar's largest cities Sunday, keeping even the most die-hard protesters off the streets. Scores of arrests were made overnight, further demoralizing those seeking an end to decades of military dictatorship. The top UN envoy on Myanmar, Ibrahim Gambari, was trying to persuade the country's leaders to end a deadly crackdown on demonstrators that has sparked international outcry, and China and Japan urged their political and economic ally to resolve the crisis peacefully. But such international pressure has had little impact in the past.


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