Yangon sees mass rallies, two official and one unofficial

Protesters march near Hledan junction in Kamayut Township. Photo: Thaw Hein Htet (Ayeyawady)
Protesters march near Hledan junction in Kamayut Township. Photo: Thaw Hein Htet (Irrawaddy)

Yangon, 10 March— Mass rallies were organized in two townships in Yangon Region on Tuesday, with each rally comprising nearly 500 people.
The mass rally in Taikkyi gathered in front of the town hall and marched along the Yangon-Pyay Road till they reached the Gyophyu sport ground.
A participant said the rally called for coordination and negotiation on the disputed education law, raising concern over the negative effects the ongoing student protests might have on the matriculation examinations, which are scheduled for 11 March. The rally sought permission from local authorities.
In the mass rally in Okkan, participants carried banners and placards reading “We want peace and stability”, “Rule of law and order”, “No disruptions in exam seasons” and “Find solutions through negotiations and coordinations”.
Kamayut, a township in Yangon Region, saw an unofficial mass rally near the Hledan market in the afternoon, with participants carrying banners reading ‘Main student columns of democracy education’.
Shouting slogans, the 60-strong rally marched along Pyay Road and dispersed near the Yangon Institute of Education following some negotiation with authorities.—MNA

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