Bigger crowd greets vacationing Suu Kyi in Myanmar

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Posted: Jul 07, 2011 9:51 AM
Bigger crowd greets vacationing Suu Kyi in Myanmar

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has drawn the biggest crowd so far of her trip to the ancient city of Bagan, as bystanders overcame their fears to approach her at a market.

Bagan resident Min Min said about 1,000 people greeted Suu Kyi on the fourth day of her private vacation Thursday. Some presented her flowers and other gifts.

The crowd was about three times as big as the largest to previously see her. Earlier, some people visibly kept their distance as plainclothes police stood by.

Suu Kyi has said she will soon travel around the country to meet her political supporters, drawing a warning in the state-controlled press that she could cause chaos.

On her last political tour in 2003, she was arrested.