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Birthday protests for Suu Kyi


Protesters have gathered on the streets of Manila to mark the 64th birthday of Burma's detained opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

They are calling for her release and denouncing her trail, which demonstrators believe is intended to put a halt to her political activities.

Aung San Suu Kyi is currently on trial for breaking the terms of her detention, when an an American man swam to the house where she is being held and stayed overnight.

At the rally, her supporters made a birthday cake and and spelled out the words "not guilty" with hundreds of red roses.


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