Portraits of Aung San Suu Kyi held up by the crowd… It is by the thousands that the Burmese of Thailand came to shout their support for their fellow citizens in front of the United Nations headquarters in Bangkok. They also hope for action from the international community, then the UN Security Council remains divided on the response to the bloody repression underway in Burma.
Just last night, the military junta behind the February 1 coup arrested members of the former Burmese leader’s party. And state media have reported that MPs failing to recognize the junta will be charged with high treason.
According to a record that is certainly very underestimated, at least 54 pro-democracy demonstrators have been shot dead by the police since the start of the peaceful uprising, and more than 1,700 have been arrested. The leaders of the movement call for an intensification of the mobilization.