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updated: 9/26/2012 7:23 AM

Hundreds gather for Suu Kyi's visit in Ind. city

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Associated Press

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Hundreds of people are gathering at a northeastern Indiana arena in anticipation of a visit by the leader of Myanmar's democracy movement.

About 200 people were lining up Tuesday morning outside Fort Wayne's Memorial Coliseum some two hours before a scheduled speech by Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee). They raced inside to claim their seats at 7:30 a.m. EDT when the coliseum's doors opened.

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Organizers expect at least 7,000 people to attend the 67-year-old Nobel laureate's speech.

Inside the coliseum, four Burmese men were hanging signs welcoming Suu Kyi to the city that has one of the nation's largest Burmese communities. One of those men, 42-year-old factory worker Kaung Shein (kahn shay), left Burma in 1988. He says he's excited to hear Suu Kyi speak.

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