The protestors were angered by a decision that deemed the elected local administrator “unfit” for the job because of his physical disabilities.
Report says Burma currently holds 163 political prisoners, adding that 442 non-detained activists are awaiting trial, 49 of whom were charged in May.
Around 30 trucks owned by a silica mining company had their route blocked as part of a protest against mining operations in Namhkam.
Some 100 students marching over 600 km from Mandalay in central Burma to the former capital, Rangoon, arrived in the town of Myingyan on Sunday.
“My husband died from drug addiction and it left me scared, angry and inconsolable,” said one protestor. “I get very upset seeing young people whose lives are dictated by their…
Phyu Hnin Htwe, an ABFSU member and student at Mandalay’s Yadanabon University, walked free from a Sagaing Division courthouse after kidnapping charges against her were dropped.