Unfortunately it appears that the situation in Burma has got a lot worse today. For the first time since the current round of protests started just 8 days go, the military has actively started trying to repress the monks and their supporters. Reports of the army firing tear gas and live rounds above crowds of protesters in downtown Yangon have been covering the news today.
On the plus side, this was the main story on BBC news this morning, and on their website. The UK PM and US President have both announced that they will take action against the ruling junta, and an urgent UN Security Council meeting has been scheduled for today at 7pm. Hopefully the international community will get involved with this issue and not allow the appalling abuse of human rights to continue in the country.