[Dhaka Correspondent] Around a hundred Burmese dissidents demonstrated Saturday near the Burma (Myanmar) embassy in Dhaka against the brutal killings and arrests of Buddhist monks, democratic activists, and students by the military junta in their country. The protest, organized by the Rakhain Sangha Union, coincided with international day of support for freedom in Burma. RSU president Uthiha submitted a memorandum to the Burmese embassy.
“We are friends of Bangladesh. Please, support us,” he called upon the people of Bangladesh.
Demonstrators, guarded under tight security, carried placards and banners and chanted slogans against the Burmese military rulers, demanding their immediate stepping down from power and restoration of democracy in the South East Asian country. “We Want Democracy,” “No to military constitution,” “Stop killings in Burma,” and “Release political prisoners” were some of the slogans the protesters chanted.
They condemned the killing of journalists while covering the recent street protests in Yangon and also urged Beijing to stand by the oppressed Burmese people, shifting from its policy of backing the ruling junta.