More than 1 million people filled the capital's streets Wednesday shouting slogans to condemn what they called the "fascist" government and demand new leaders.
The banner-waving demonstrators jammed Rangoon's main streets in a peaceful but angry rejection of the Burma Socialist Program Party and its 26 years of authoritarian rule."Step down fascist BSPP government!" and "Give us an interim government!" shouted students, Buddhist monks, striking government employees and people from many other segments of society.
More militant, threatening slogans were heard for the first time: "If we don't get it, strike!" and "If they don't fall, make them fall!"