Arakanese exiles hold demonstration in
The 3 Arakanese organizations that participated in the demonstration included the Working Committee for Demonstration Restoration in Burma (WCDRB), Arakan League for Democracy (Exile) and the All Arakan Students and Youth Congress (AASYC).
The demonstration was disrupted by the Bangladeshi police forces, who first told the participants that could not shout their slogans too loudly and then ordered the crowd to move to a different location. The demonstration was, in the end, cut short when the police demanded it over.
A leader of WCDRB said, “ there has never been any intervention by local police in previous demonstrations by Burmese people in
The demonstrators included several demands in their protest; the immediate release of Daw Suu as well as all other political prisoners, and the start of an open dialogue between the democracy groups led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the genuine representatives of non-Burmese people and the SPDC military junta.
The demonstration started at , but was over only 2 hours later.
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