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Monks rally across Myanmar over mine crackdown

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Hundreds of monks staged demonstrations across Myanmar Wednesday demanding further apologies for injuries sustained in a police crackdown on a protest at a Chinese-backed copper mine last month. 

Myanmar Buddhist monks stage a protest demanding further apologies over injuries sustained by clerics in a police crackdown on a rally at a Chinese-backed copper mine last month, in the northern city of Mandalay on December 12, 2012.

Around 500 maroon-robed monks walked through the streets of Rangoon reciting Buddhist verses, according to an AFP reporter at the scene, in the latest display of public discontent over the incident at the mine in Monywa, northern Myanmar.

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