Unlike the uprisings in 1988 beyond shutting the internet down, collecting every camera and every mobile phone in the country, the Burmese authorities know that if things kick off the chances are someone somewhere will capture events and upload them to YouTube, Flickr or a blog. In 1988 there was none of that.
Eyewitnesses said the monks were joined today by thousands of civilians and high-school students who walked ahead of and around the monks to ensure they were not harmed.
“Students and other young people formed the outer ring of the protest by joining hands and clearing the way for the monks. They were also protected by more than 10,000 civilians,” one eyewitness said. link
Any Frontline Club members in Burma at the moment?