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06 Dec 2019 | 01:31 PM UTC

Myanmar: Demonstrations scheduled in Yangon and Mandalay December 10

Demonstrations in support of Aung San Suu Kyi to be held in Yangon and Mandalay December 10; heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions expected

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Event

According to US diplomatic authorities, demonstrations in support of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi are scheduled to be held in Yangon and Mandalay on Tuesday, December 10. Suu Kyi is set to appear before the International Court of Justice on Tuesday to defend Myanmar against accusations of genocide. The demonstration in Yangon will be held at Mahabandula Park from 13:00 to 15:30 (local time). Organizers have yet to announce a meeting location for the Mandalay demonstration.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near any protest site.

Advice

Individuals in Yangon and Mandalay are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.