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Baton-wielding Myanmar police force pro-student protesters to flee

Mar 05, 2015    

YANGON (Reuters) - Baton-wielding police beat demonstrators showing their support for students blocked from marching into Myanmar's largest city on Thursday, arresting eight and forcing many to flee, activists and witnesses said.About 200 students have been locked in a standoff with police outside a Buddhist monastery in Letpadan, about 140 km (90 miles) north of Yangon, Myanmar's commercial hub, protesting against an education bill that they say stifles academic freedoms.The government has barred them from Yangon, the site of numerous student-led demonstrations, including those in 1988 that s...

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