The Burmese military junta has once again opened fire on pro-democracy protesters in Rangoon and rounded up hundreds of monks in midnight raids on monasteries, the Guardian reports. It was not immediately known if anyone was injured. As many as 200 police officers and soldiers later marched through the streets with loudspeakers warning anyone who didn't leave that they risked being shot, according to Reuters.
Barricades topped with barbed wire and fire trucks and water cannons have been staked along the demonstrators' route, according to witnesses.Some 200 monks were seized in raids on as many as six monasteries. Several monks escaped by jumping out of windows and others were beaten as they resisted arrest.