Ko Htike's blog has first hand accounts of the raids on monasteries.
One of them states: "Soldiers Beating and capturing in the Ngwe Kyar Yan Monastry of S/ Oakalapa Tsp now. People hearing noises from the monastery until. Monks are crying and running around there."
Another says: "Now they entering into the monesteries at the mid nite time and arrest the monks by trucks."
What can ordinary people do? I have this morning phoned the Burmese (Myanmar) Embassy (020 7499 8841) and emailed email@example.com to register my abhorrence.
What else can I do and other bloggers do? Suggestions welcome.