Myanmar police use rubber bullets, tear gas to break up ethnic minority protest
“We are going to continue our protest.”The father of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Aung San was the architect of a Feb. 12, 1947 pact among some ethnic groups which is marked by the annual holiday, but which, minorities say, was never realized after his assassination that year. More than 10 people suffered minor injuries in the police effort to scatter the protest, Khun Thomas told Reuters by telephone. Images posted on social media showed circular wounds on the faces and torsos of young men wearing traditional tunics. About two dozen people also demonstrated in the commercial capital, Yangon, to support the Loikaw protests and oppose the building of statues of General Aung San. “No more statues - give us food,” read the slogans on signs they held up near the city’s independence monument, amid a heavy police presence.