Student activists gathered at Rangoon University on Tuesday, solemn in their remembrance for the victims of a 1962 army-led massacre at Rangoon University.
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Close to 70 jailed students were brought to the court for their sixth pre-trail hearing on Tuesday, facing five charges stemming from a March education reform rally which ended in chaos.
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Student negotiators achieved an apparent breakthrough on Tuesday morning, as a deal was proposed to allow them to carry on towards Rangoon.
Police, plain clothed thugs beat students and activists with batons and makeshift weapons, to disperse Rangoon crowd.