Global protests in support for the displaced Muslim Rohingya

Global protests in support for the displaced Muslim Rohingya
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Several hundred protesters gathered outside the Myanmar embassy in central London on Sunday.

It was one of a number of growing protests around the world over the humanitarian crisis unfolding on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

In Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi, around 7000 protesters including representatives of the minority Hindu, Christian and Sikh populations joined in a demonstration called “Support Rohingya March”, organised by the country’s main Islamic party.

And a group of students gathered in front of the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office in Tehran.

The protesters chanted slogans against Myanmar’s government, Israel, and America, and expressed solidarity with Muslim Rohingyas.

Nearly 300,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Rakhine State last month.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come under international pressure to put a stop to it.

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