The tree female defendants were indicted on two unlawful assembly charges each, while the 12 men were also indicted for sedition.
Civil society organisations say despite the new Freedom of Association Law passed in June last year, there are still many restrictions that should be dropped.
Ei Mi San, a Taunggup woman who joined the protest, said: “Moral decay is setting in among our young people to the point we are now afraid to go out…
“As the country is moving towards a federal union, we aim to include ethnic students.”
Arakanese Buddhist nationalists express anger at the government’s suggestion to the UN that sessions avoid using either of the terms “Rohingya” or “Bengali”.
Around 100 workers of the Lawun Htet Tha garment factory in Rangoon’s Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone have gone on strike in protest against late salary payments.