The demonstrations came despite the ruling military junta’s orders on Monday that the protests halt immediately.
Again on Tuesday, government supporters drove around in pickup trucks, warning protesters over loudspeakers that the demonstrations could be “dispersed by military force,” according to the BBC.
Myanmar’s current military dictatorship isn’t exactly renowned for its tolerance of anti-government protest. The monks have been joined by students and other protesters in the past few days, and the world seems to be watching, so hopefully these events won’t end in bloodshed.
UPDATE: Man, here comes the bloodshed.