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Villagers reportedly defended themselves with swords and homemade rifles against members of the ruling military junta. The soldiers “shot everything that moved,” according to one resident.
Danny Fenster, a 37-year-old Michigan native, was detained last month as he tried to fly home to the United States. The U.S. State Department has urged Myanmar's military junta to release him immediately.
Korean elected officials and citizens demonstrate support for Myanmar citizens four decades after South Korea’s own democratic movement.
The Burmese military regime's increased crackdown on journalists and independent media has forced reporters underground. However, pressure mounts not only from the ruling junta but also from the opposition.