As the USDP leadership calls for greater unity, more than half the party’s central committee members say an emergency meeting is needed to discuss a recent purge.
The march, which follows a 60-day sit in, aims to get the government to mediate in a labour dispute with Myanmar Veneer & Plywood Private Ltd company.
The incident occurred when reporters for private media outlets were blocked from attending a meeting held by the Irrawaddy Division government.
The attacks come after a period of relative calm in the town following a crackdown on youth brawls five months ago.
The move comes two years after an earlier effort to slow deforestation by banning the export of raw timber.
Isabella Lövin, Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation, is now visiting Burma.