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Rohingya migrants protest in front of Burmese embassy

About 100 Rohingya migrants and Thai Muslims rallied in front of the Burmese Embassy in Bangkok to protest against violence allegedly perpetrated by the Burmese security forces against Rohingya people in the Arakan state.

Led by Hmong Jon, leader of the Rohingya Association in Thailand, the protesters demanded that Myanmar State Counsellor Aung Saan Suu Kyi steps in to stop what they alleged as the Burmese army's atrocities to exterminate Rohingya people in Myanmar.

Violence in the Arakan state flared up in October when armed Rohingya and other ethnic armed groups launched an attack on a border police outpost near the border with Bangladesh killing nine policemen.

Since then, the Burmese army despatched troops to launch an offensive against armed Rohingya gunmen and other ethnic armed groups in Arakan state, sparking off allegations of atrocities against the Rohingyas by the Burmese troops.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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