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Police officers at an EU-sponsored training course conducted at the Myanmar Police Force Battalion (8) at Hmawbi, north of Yangon, on November 5, 2013. Photo: Mizzima
Police officers at an EU-sponsored training course conducted at the Myanmar Police Force Battalion (8) at Hmawbi, north of Yangon, on November 5, 2013. Photo: Mizzima

The European Union has criticised Myanmar after baton-wielding police dispersed a student rally and arrested dozens of protesters in a crackdown.

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A group of students and activists came onto the streets of Yangon at 2 pm in sympathy with the protesters who had been beaten in a melee of violence by police earlier in the day in Letpadan. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
A group of students and activists came onto the streets of Yangon at 2 pm in sympathy with the protesters who had been beaten in a melee of violence by police earlier in the day in Letpadan. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima

Riot police were quick to crack down on a march in Hledan market in Yangon, beating several protesters on March 10.

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Student protesters jostle with police at barricades set up by police at the students protest site in Letpadan, Bago Region on March 10, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima
Student protesters jostle with police at barricades set up by police at the students protest site in Letpadan, Bago Region on March 10, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima

The United States condemned a violent police crackdown on a student rally in Myanmar on March 10, urging the government to respect the right to assembly.

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Police moved in to beat and arrest student protesters at Aung Myay Man Buddhist Monastery, Letpadan, Bago Region on March 10, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima
Police moved in to beat and arrest student protesters at Aung Myay Man Buddhist Monastery, Letpadan, Bago Region on March 10, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima

Letpadan - Baton-wielding Myanmar police beat student activists March 10 as they broke up another protest for education reform, according to a Mizzima reporter at the scene.

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Students and monks protest at Letpadan, Bago region on March 9, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima
Students and monks protest at Letpadan, Bago region on March 9, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima

Letpadan – The police cordon around student protesters in Letpadan has been tightened, preventing them leaving to travel to Yangon and adding restrictions on journalists entering the cordoned-off area.