Burmese group to protest at embassy

Members of the Bay Area's Burmese community will descend upon the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco today in support of the Burmese pro-democracy movement.

The group, the Burmese American Democratic Alliance, led by local monks and joined by supporters and clergy from various faiths, will call on the Chinese government to compel the Burmese military regime to end its crackdown on monks and protestors.

After the protest from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the group will march to the United Nations Plaza on Market Street for a prayer vigil at 6 p.m.

Thousands in Burma have reportedly been detained since the protests began in August. The estimates of those killed range from 10 up to 200.

The Chinese Consulate is located at 1450 Laguna St.; United Nations Plaza is on Market Street between Seventh and Eighth streets.

— Bay City News

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