Tuesday, March 23, 2010

K'Cho Leader arrested in New Delhi

The K'Cho Leader, Salai Mnai Thang  in New Delhi,  was arrested by the police during a protest in New Delhi March 19, 2010. Salai Mnai Thang is a Secretary of K'Cho Ethnic Association Of India based in New Delhi.  The protesters demanded the release of Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and for Myanmar's government to begin dialogue with Suu Kyi and other legitimate representatives of ethnic groups before the elections, according to a media release.

Shouting slogans against the junta, the belligerent Burmese protesters surrounded the Burmese embassy in New Delhi this morning and painted the wall of the embassy in red with the words 'Than Shwe Go to Hell. Elections No Need' before the Delhi police arrived and detained them. Photo. Mizzima. They were protesting against the electoral laws announced by the ruling military junta for the 2010 elections.