Monks march across Myanmar to demand apology over mine crackdown
December 13th, 2012
A sea of maroon-robes surged through the streets of Myanmar on Wednesday as hundreds of monks demanded authorities apologize over a crackdown on protests at a copper mine last month which left many injured. Around 500 monks marched through the streets of Yangon, Mandalay and Monywa, asking the government to apologize to dozens of monks …
Arrested Indian yoga guru tells protesters to "fill the jails"
August 14th, 2012
Indian police detained yoga guru Baba Ramdev during a protest against corruption near the parliament, an untimely incident for the Congress-led government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, amid efforts to revive political power, reports the Financial Times. The saffron robe-clad Ramdev led the crowd of peasant farmers and middle-class urban Indians but insisted that the …