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July 14, 2020

Activists call for an end to armed clashes

Activists stage the campaign in downtown Yangon.
Activists stage the campaign in downtown Yangon.

ACTIVISTS conducted a campaign in Yangon yesterday calling for the stopping of armed conflicts in Myanmar and for carrying out a probe into cases in which one child was killed and some injured due to  blast.
People from about 30 organisations gathered outside Mahabandoola Park downtown, wearing white dress and holding placards and shouting slogans “Stop wars for peace”.
They also displayed photos of the children suffering from armed conflicts and recited poems.
The European Union Delegation issues a statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission accredited to Myanmar yesterday, expressing concern about reports of intensifying military action and armed clashes in Myanmar.
The escalation in fighting has resulted in casualties and the internal displacement of many civilians. At the same time, humanitarian access to conflict areas has been severely curtailed, preventing life-saving assistance from reaching affected communities, said the statement.
The European Union consists of 28 member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.



Zaw Gyi (Panita)


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