The monk's association has demanded that the junta stop such violence immediately and release all detained monks. The association has also demanded an apology for the abuse of the monks.
Sangha Thamaggi said it had encouraged the Pakokku monks who were protesting peacefully to express their solidarity with demonstrating against the escalating prices of essential commodities after the junta doubled the prices of fuel.
The Pakokku monks' action is in keeping with the fundamentals of Buddha's teaching and Sangha Thamaggi has provided full support to them and is ready to come forward to do anything for the monks.
The state run News Light of Myanmar newspaper said that news of a monk being killed by the USDA and Pyinthu Swan Arr Shin was not true. Neither had the two organizations troubled the monks.
The statement said in order to show unity among the monks, Sangha Thamaggi has urged all the monks to go outside the monasteries and walk peacefully on September 11 and pray for the well-being of the people.