Buddhist monks protest in Burmese cities over copper mine crackdown
Buddhist monks held rallies across Burma to demand further apologies from the authorities over a crackdown against a copper mine protest last month.
Large crowds came out to support the monks as they marched in Rangoon, Mandalay and other major cities.
About 100 people, many of them monks, were injured when police broke up protests at the Monywa mine.
The police action was the toughest since the nominally civilian government came to power last year, the BBC reports.
The case is seen as a test of how the new government handles growing protests over projects begun under the military, the report said.
Burmese Government has already expressed regret to senior clerics that monks were injured in the crackdown at the mine on 29 November.
Members of the police also apologised to a group of monks at Monywa.
The monks had backed protesters who were opposing the expansion of the giant Chinese-backed copper mine in the north-west, the report added.