Facebook users also mobilized a Red Shirt for Burma campaign on Thursday night and asked fellow Facebook users to wear red shirts and tops on Friday in support of the monks in Myanmar.
Why is Sopheap Wearing a Red T-Shirt? (Beth Kanter)
Malaysian blogger Elizabeth Wong wrote about the solidarity protest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(image from Elizabeth Wong's blog)
Some 2,000 Burmese and Malaysians joined in a solidarity protest to support the democratic movement in Burma and to protest against the killings of monks, civilians and a journalist.
This was one of the fastest mobilisations to date, as a decision was only firmed around 9 pm last night among the organisers.
In Singapore, theonlinecitizen described the prayer meet at the Burmese Templein Singapore.
The special service was a tribute to those who died in the Burmese protests over the last few days.
A Burmese postgraduate student helped translate a line from the prayer for me: “We pray for those who have given their lives in Yangon, in recent demonstration”.
The mood at the service was solemn, and the monk leading the service called on the community to pray for peace and to offer up their prayers and merits for those who perished in the protests.
theonlinecitizen talked to some Myanmar citizen at the prayer meeting. According to them, they cause of the protests in Myanmar:
He said that the fuel hike in July was only the catalyst for something else which has been simmering below the surface among the Burmese people. “The hike was just the trigger because underneath there are a lot of root causes such as the living conditions in Myanmar. Another is the ruthlessness of the regime.”