Bud­dhists protest

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

YAN­GON: Hun­dreds of Bud­dhists took to the streets in western Myan­mar yes­ter­day to protest against aid or­gan­i­sa­tions they ac­cuse of giv­ing sup­port to Mus­lim Ro­hingya mil­i­tants, said the po­lice as well as a protest leader.

Bud­dhist monks and mem­bers of the Rakhine eth­nic group held demon­stra­tions in 15 towns.

These in­cluded the Rakhine state cap­i­tal of Sit­twe.

Pro­test­ers de­manded that aid agen­cies leave the western state im­me­di­ately, Htay Aung, a self­de­scribed leader of the protests, said.

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