Monks Praying before Armed Guards
Photo from Irrawaddy News Magazine

The conflict in Burma over the current dictatorship there is turning violent. The military are starting to move in and freedom of press is rapidly being shut down (with reporters being arrested and jailed). People like Ko Htike run a great risk in maintaining their blogs and links to the outside world. However, if it weren’t for them, we would be without so much information about the situation. Some of the pictures on the blog are amazing and some disturbing. I have included some here (without permission, because I don’t think he would mind in the dissemination of information about the state of the conflict in Burma):

Burma's Conflict becomes more dangerous

Monks protected by civilians