Burma issued a dusk-to-dawn curfew and warned it will crack down on any large meetings, but protesters still marched by the tens of thousands today. The junta also sent out armed troops and declared it time to "take action," raising fears that it will repeat its 1988 crackdown, in which soldiers killed 3,000 people, the BBC reports.
Students, politicians, and workers joined the monks today to chant for dialogue and democracy, some carrying pictures of a peacock used by marchers in 1988. The monks vowed to ignore the curfew, which the military warned will be in effect for 60 days. At the UN, world leaders condemned the situation as Bush called the US "outraged."