Security forces surround hundreds of protesters in Yangon

Security forces in Myanmar surrounded hundreds of demonstrators in Yangon on Monday, and the situation threatened to escalate in the Sanchaung neighbourhood. Despite a night curfew, thousands of people in several neighbourhoods took to the streets in the evening to demand police and security forces withdraw. “We are now protesting at night because we want the police to let young people go,” 25-year-old May Myat Thu told dpa. “Many neighbourhoods in Yangon are taking part. We will stay on the streets until the situation is resolved.” The German embassy called for restraint. “The embassy is high…

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