Rock star and activist Bono says he is praying for the protesters in Burma, especially after the Burmese government's violent response to peaceful demonstrations.
The Irish musician spoke today - Wednesday in London, praising the Buddhist monks who are leading non-violent protests against Burma's government.
In recent weeks, Hollywood actor-comedian Jim Carrey has appeared in two online videos (on the free video sharing Web site YouTube) urging action against human rights abuses in Burma.
Last week, the 45-year-old actor appealed to viewers to e-mail UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to "coordinate a strong response from the United Nations Security Council."
The council met behind closed doors today in an emergency session to discuss the current situation and hear testimony from the .N special envoy for Burma Ibrahim Gambari.