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Police Clash with Education Protestors in Myanmar

13 MAR 2015
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Readers may remember back in January, when we reported that students in Myanmar were planning to protest a controversial education bill which would set the country’s education back decades. Now, the results of that protests have unveiled themselves with a final standoff between students and police, which ended in violence. Police brought out batons, beat students and detained hundreds.

To escape the violence of police, many students fled to Buddhist monasteries and are currently awaiting the change of tide.  Former U.S. President George W. Bush condemned the arrest of peaceful protestors, many of whom were part of a forum run by the Bush Institute. George described the student leader Phyo Phyo Aung as a peaceful advocate for education in Burma. He has asked for the release of all the imprisoned student protestors, and the monks who were arrested alongside them.

Source: Education News