|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.