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Pupils wear red to support monks
Westhill pupils dressed in red
The red decision was inspired by the robes of the monks
Pupils at an Aberdeenshire school have worn red to show their support for protesters in Burma.

Images of red-robed monks in conflict with soldiers inspired Westhill Academy to show solidarity.

Staff and pupils have been wearing red as well as raising money for charity with the event on Friday.

It was the idea of teacher Kay Melville, who recently returned from Thailand where she helped Burmese refugees.

Many people are feared to have died during the suppression of the protests, which were triggered by a government decision to raise the price of fuel.

The school said the event was to make young people aware of what others had to cope with, rather than making a major political statement.

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