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Buddhist monks protest in Myanmar temple

Associated Press / November 16, 2011

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Five Buddhist monks launched a rare protest inside a famous temple in Myanmar’s second-largest city yesterday, calling on the military-aligned government to immediately release political prisoners, residents said. The monks locked themselves inside a museum at Maha Myatmuni pagoda in central Mandalay city for several hours before heading out in a car to a nearby monastery to continue the protest, said Ni Ni Tun, a 35-year-old resident who was contacted by telephone.

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