Student protesters charged for taking down state flag

Student protesters taking down State Flag in front of main building at Mingyan Degree College in Myingyan Township.
Student protesters taking down State Flag in front of main building at Mingyan Degree College in Myingyan Township.

Myingyan, 26 Jan— Police have charged students protesters with removing state flag in Myingyan Degree College on Monday afternoon.
A protest group led by Aung Hmaing San from Ba Ka Tha (All Burma Federation of Student Unions) and some local people marched around Myingyan Township in the afternoon.
A combination of 275 protesters arrived at Myingyan Degree College, and entered the campus, although the principal of college and academics tried to stop them.
In front of the main building, they replaced the State flag with the one of student union, ignoring the request not to do so by college security personnel.
A group of protest students who marched against the National Education Law reached Myingyan on Monday after a night-stay in Ngahtogyi Township.0001
Five Buddhist monks led by U Visuddha from the Young Monks Union of Chauk Township and one from Pakkoku Township joined with about 65 students in Natogyi Township, according to witnesses.
The protesters are using four vehicles carrying campaign team, campaign stage, loudspeakers and foods. Some weary protesters are carried by some cars. They marched through Myingyan Township around 6:00 p.m. together with some groups before staying the night at Sunlungu Buddhist monastery.— 040

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