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Hear NPR's Michael Sullivan's story about the crackdown on protesters in Myanmar, from All Things Considered

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Troops Fire on Protesters in Myanmar

Troops Fire on Protesters in Myanmar

Hear NPR's Michael Sullivan's story about the crackdown on protesters in Myanmar, from All Things Considered

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Myanmar's military rulers have accelerated a crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators, including the Buddhist monks who have spearheaded the daily protests. Security forces conducted overnight raids on several monasteries. As a result, far fewer monks participated in Thursday's march, giving security forces more latitude to crack down on the ordinary citizens who did show up.