Monk Group Urges Peaceful Protest

January 2, 2008

Author: Aye Nai

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Democratic Voice of Burma,5686,0,0,1,0

The All-Burmese Monks Alliance called on the people of Burma to support their struggle against the regime, but stressed that they should not use violence, in a statement issued yesterday.

The statement urged monks to continue with their boycott of the Burmese regime, and said that if monks and the general public work together, they can bring an end to the country’s humanitarian problems.

“If the public and monks join forces, we can resolve all our problems,” the statement said.

“We vow to continue with the boycott until every monk and political prisoner is released.”

However, the group rejected the use of violence to achieve its goals.