|Police have arrested Chinese embassy demonstrators. Activist U Nay Myo Zin with microphone speaks as police block protesters who tried to break through a cordon and approach the Chinese Embassy at 6:30 pm on December 29, 2014. Photo: Nyain Thit Nyi/Mizzima|
Police have arrested four activists who staged a demonstration outside the Chinese embassy in Yangon over the shooting death of a protester at the controversial Chinese-run copper mine in Letpadaung.
|The protest against the expansion of the Letpadaung copper mine continues. Protesters near Sedal Village on December 29, 2014. Photo: Ko Htet/Facebook|
Police fired warning shots to try to disperse protesters at the Letpadaung copper mine site at 2 pm on Monday.
|Police block protestors who tried to break through a cordon and approach the Chinese Embassy at 6:30 pm on December 29, 2014. Photo: Nyain Thit Nyi/Mizzima|
Demonstrators angry over the death of a resident at the site of the Letpadaung Chinese copper mine project clashed with police outside the Chinese embassy in Yangon after they tried to break through a cordon.
|Photo: Min Nay Htoo/Facebook|
Monywa - Further clashes between people protesting against theLetpadaungcopper mining project and security police erupted on December 23 leading to two people being injured possibly by rubber bullets, according to residents.
|Villagers sit in front of a line of police at the site of the Letpadaung mine project, before violence broke out leading to the death of a protester and injury of 10 others, December 22, 2014. Photo: Soe Moe/Facebook|
Police fired on people protesting against the Letpadaung copper mining project, killing a woman and injuring more than 10 people, according to Buddhist abbot U Arlawka, speaking to Mizzima on Monday night, December 22.
Activists have warned two years on since police dispersed protesters at the Letpadaung copper mine with white phosphorous munitions, no one has been held accountable and there is a continued risk of clashes returning to Myanamar’s Sagiang Region.