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Myanmar's Leaders Threaten Protesters

Faced with growing protests against their authority, the military regime in control of Myanmar, formerly Burma, threatened to crack down on the protesters if senior Buddhist leaders don't rein them in.

The protests began with thousands of monks marching barefoot through the streets in maroon robes. They now have tens of thousands of other protesters by their side, the strongest challenge to the regime's authority since huge protests were crushed nearly 20 years ago.

Melissa Block talks with Michael Green, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies who was formerly the top Asia official at the National Security Council.


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