A demonstration demanding immediate arrest of Burma’s military generals held in downtown Rangoon, out of City Hall, this morning. The protesters were arrested shortly after they began the demonstration with posters against the murderous Burmese top army officials.
The protest came under the banner of Movement for Democracy Current Forces (MCDF), a few days after UN investigation report calling Burmese military leaders to be prosecuted at the International Criminal Court for genocide against the Rohingya and other crimes against the Kachin and Shan minority groups.
Posters with the slogans read as “UN and ICC — come quick and arrest Myanmar’s murderous generals,” attracted the authority and so the protesters were arrested around 10 minutes after they began the demonstration , and they were taken to the Kyauktada Township police station.They also accused civillian leader Aung San Suu Kyi of contributing military to the atrocities on unarmed civillians. But the spokesmen for both Suu Kyi’s office and NLD on Tuesday rejected the accusations of UN fact-finding mission.
More than 700,000 Rohingya were forcibly uprooted from their motherland in a so-called clearance operation last August, and more than 10,000 are estimated to have been killed, including 10 men and boys whose bodies were discovered in a mass grave outside the village of Inn Din last December.