BRIEF – Magwe march for constitutional change

Over 600 residents from towns across Mandalay and Magwe divisions gathered in Chauk, Magwe on Monday to call for change to the 2008 Constitution. The focus of the protest was articles 59(f), which bars NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi from the presidency and 436, which upholds a military veto for constitutional change. Local NLD member Soe Myint said the protestors had permission from local authorities in accordance with the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Processions Law but that police have vowed to arrest organisers for failing to adhere to the outlined route. No arrests have been made so far.