"Saffron Revolution" is the protest of the saffron-colours robes Buddhist monks who were at the forefront of the demonstrations against military dictatorship in Burma. Burmese monks have taken part in protests in the past, against British colonial rule and against a half-century of rule by military dictatorship.
The costs of basic commodities were rising continuously and normal people are distressfully relying on their little earning under military junta. On August 15, 2007 the government increase the price of natural gas by about 500% which led to an increase in food prices. Long term suffering of the economic distress as well as living under the injustice system of the government makes the people took to the streets to protest the current conditions.
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