How many here would take that stand? Who among us would face an armed soldier with only a stick or slingshot? I don't think I would..and I am being honest with myself.
“If we just stood by, not even dogs would survive in Burma under these bastards’ brutality and inhumanity,” the resident continued, pledging that residents were ready to assist the monks whenever their help was needed.
Army troops attempting to raid monasteries in Mandalay and Rangoon last night were forced to withdraw by local residents.
Troops approaching the monasteries backed off after seeing people from the surrounding areas armed with sticks and slingshots preparing to stop them.
In Mandalay, Masoyein (Old and New), Mya Taung, Veitthudayon, Phayagyi and Dhammikarama monasteries were targeted.
Residents had heard rumours of impending raids and made preparations to thwart the security forces' approach.
"We set up an alert system of banging pots and pans when anyone saw soldiers approaching the monastery, and we prepared ourselves with any available weapons to stop these unholy people from harassing the monks," said a Mandalay resident.
The UN stopped by Myanmar today to check it out..and deliver a message from the UN Secretary.
Whoopi fuck, did you stop and visit the monks that have been jailed? Or perhaps the morgue to see how many dead there really are?
Tags: Myanmar, Burma