Burma: Hundreds Now Dead

Reports now say that up to 200 demonstrators have been killed by the military during peaceful protest. The UN is sending an envoy to Burma in an attempt to end the violence.

China continues to prevent a larger response from the UN. Being one of the UN's permanent Security Council Members China has veto power over any UN action. Russia, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States also have this veto power. Here is a good article from the BBC that explains China's relationship to Burma and why it is reluctant to do anything about the violence happening there.

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