Dozens protest in Washington against Rohingya treatment
Thursday, February 27, 2014
WASHINGTON – Dozens of demonstrators took to Naypidaw’s embassy in Washington to protest against the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
“They [the Myanmar government] are actually committing genocide against the Muslim population of Burma and the Rohingyas,” said Yusuf Iqbal, a member of the Myanmar Muslim Civil Rights Movement, as demonstrators gathered around him.
“They actually want the people to die in concentration camps, and this is a crime against humanity,” he added.
Approximately 1.3 million Rohingya Muslims live in Myanmar. Tens of thousands were displaced from their home last June in riots in the Rakhine state.
Iqbal`s organization, along with four others, organized Thursday’s demonstration, which saw around 30 protesters flock to Northwest Washington.
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