Cape Times

Buddhists protest


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. Reuters

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