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Road to Suu Kyi's house blocked (Th
Subject: Road to Suu Kyi's house blocked (The Hindu, 1/12/96.)
Roads to Suu Kyi's house blocked
The Hindu, 1/12/96.
YANGON, Nov. 30.
Myanmarese authorities today resumed the customary weekend
blockade of the approaches to the house of the Opposition
leader, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi to prevent her addressing
supporters in front of her gate.
Barriers manned by police have been placed about 200 metres
either side of her residential compound on university avenue,
barring access to traffic, although still permitting some
pedestrians to pass.
A source close to her National League for Democracy party
said the blockade -- which has been mounted every weekend for
the past two months -- was resumed early today. Last
Saturday, Ms. Suu Kyi and senior NLD figures drove out to
meet crowds which, prevented from meeting in front of her
house, congregated at a traffic intersection about 1 km to the
The NLD source could not conform whether the NLD leader
would once again attempt to speak to supporters at this place.
On November 9. a motorcade of five vehicles carrying Ms. Suu
Kyi and senior aides was attacked by a mob of 200 men
wielding sticks and throwing stones, as she tried to defy the