Write on Monday, 09 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
Civilians wearing red armbands with the word “Duty” on them launched a violent crackdown on activists and students protesting outside the Yangon City Hall on March 5, 2015. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
Civilians wearing red armbands with the word “Duty” on them launched a violent crackdown on activists and students protesting outside the Yangon City Hall on March 5, 2015. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima

Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe said in the meeting with the 88-Generation Peace and Open Society that the action taken against activists and students by men wearing red armbands outside Yangon City Hall was lawful.

Write on Saturday, 07 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
Police arrest protesters who support students protesters in Lepadan at in front of Yangon City Hall on March 5, 2015. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
Police arrest protesters who support students protesters in Lepadan at in front of Yangon City Hall on March 5, 2015. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima

Myanmar authorities have defended a crackdown on a Yangon rally that saw police and men in civilian clothes beat unarmed protesters, as security forces made fresh arrests on March 6.

Write on Friday, 06 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
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Police and civilians with red arm bands attack non-violent protesters outside Yangon City Hall on March 5, 2015. Photo: Mizzima

Security police and civilians wearing red armbands attacked activists and students protesting outside Yangon City Hall and arrested eight in a surge in tension over spreading student rallies calling for education reform.

Write on Thursday, 05 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
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Student column at Lepadan in Bago Region on March 4, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima

Myanmar riot police March 4 corralled dozens of student protesters calling for education reform after activists defied official orders to disband and the tense deadlock entered a third day.

Write on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
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Student protesters at Letpadan in Bago on March 4, 2015. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima

Student protesters calling for education reform on March 3 defied an order to disperse in a tense stand-off with police near a monastery in central Myanmar.