Social organisations condemn police crackdown on student protests

A press conference on handling of student protests by police in progress.—Min Thit
A press conference on handling of student protests by police in progress.—Min Thit

Yangon, 12 March — Civic groups including the Free Funeral Service Society (Yangon) have held a vigil in response to the recent police crackdown on student protests in parts of the country calling for amendment to the National Education Law.
According to officials, the assembly took place at the building of the Free Funeral Service Society (Yangon) in the township of Dagon Myothit (North), Yangon Region, on Thursday. The 200-strong gathering condemned the handling of the student protests, including the dispersal of protesters by force, demanding the release of detained students.—Min Thit

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