Toronto monks to lead march

The Toronto Star, Oct 5, 2007

Toronto, Canada -- Monks from local Buddhist temples will lead a peaceful protest march in Toronto tomorrow in support of the people of Burma, whose brave anti-government protests have been crushed by the military regime.

The march is set to begin at 6 p.m. outside the Chinese consulate general's offices at 240 St. George St. and continue to Queen's Park for a candlelight vigil.

While the Burmese regime appears unconcerned about public opinion, news of vigils, which are being held around the world, will bolster the Burmese people, organizers say.

"I think it gets back into the country and gives them some hope," said Toronto lawyer Paul Copeland, long-time advocate for democracy in Burma.