Myanmar’s rulers have arrested just about every major dissident at large, the BBC reports. The junta rounded up three more prominent figures, among them Htay Kywe, who had been in hiding. He was a leader not only of the recent protests but of the 1988 uprising as well. Amnesty International expressed “fear that they risk torture and ill treatment.”
Meanwhile, Rangoon hosted a pro-government rally—populated, at least in part, unvoluntarily. Marchers chanted slogans denouncing the West and the foreign media. Opponents said local factories had been ordered to send 50 attendees apiece, and many demonstrators were bused in. One explained they'd “just read out everything written by the authorities," Reuters reports.