Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi heeded an appeal from her political party and returned home Monday, ending a 13-day roadside standoff with the military government over her right to travel outside Yangon.
Leaders of Suu Kyi's political party, the National League for Democracy, urged her to end the protest because of concerns that her health had been deteriorating.Suu Kyi's doctors, who saw her Friday, said she was suffering from kidney problems, low blood pressure, dizziness and urinary tract problems.
Government officials said Monday that Suu Kyi returned to Yangon of her own free will.
In the capital of Yangon Monday, 200 students staged the first anti-government street protest in two years, waving red flags with a yellow fighting peacock, the symbol of the democracy movement.
The crowd fled when truckloads of police arrived.
Before Monday, Suu Kyi, 53, was last seen by her personal physicians Friday on a bridge 19 miles outside Yangon where her van has been halted since Aug. 12. The government denied the doctors access to Suu Kyi on Saturday and Sunday.
Last week, Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party had demanded that the government release party members jailed since May as a condition for Suu Kyi to end the standoff.