|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.