Myanmar police beat students, journalists, monks; about 100 detained




 
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Myanmar police beat students, journalists, monks; about 100 detained
 
March 10th, 2015  
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Myanmar police beat students, journalists, monks; about 100 detained
By Soe Zeya Tun LETPADAN, Myanmar (Reuters) - - Myanmar police beat students, monks and journalists with batons on Tuesday as they dispersed a protest over a proposed new education law after a standoff that lasted more than a week, drawing condemnation from the United States and Europe. More than 200 students and supporters have been protesting an education bill they say stifles academic independence. They had planned to walk from the central city of Mandalay to the commercial hub of Yangon, but were blocked by police in Letpadan, about 140 km (90 miles) to the north of Yangon, earlier this month. Riot police charged at the students and their supporters, chasing some into a monastery, a Reuters witness said.




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