Demonstrators marched to the Minnesota State Capitol, the place they held a rally at midday.
ST PAUL, Minn. — A gaggle of demonstrators rallied on the Minnesota State Capitol grounds Saturday in assist of human rights and democracy in Myanmar, organizers mentioned.
Based on a launch from the Karen Group of Minnesota, the occasion began at Harriet Island at 10:30 a.m.
Demonstrators marched to the Minnesota State Capitol, the place they held a rally at midday. They mentioned the rally included reside music, a dance efficiency, poetry and speeches by youth activists.
Within the launch, organizers mentioned the march and rally had been held “in solidarity with the civil disobedience motion and ethnic minorities going through violence in Myanmar (Burma).” They mentioned different targets for the march had been to attract consideration to the continued coup, name for worldwide motion, and present assist for human rights and democracy in Myanmar.
Based on the Related Press, army leaders in Myanmar overthrew the nation’s elected authorities in February and are utilizing lethal pressure in opposition to protesters.
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On Friday, the Biden administration provided non permanent authorized residency to folks from Myanmar. The non permanent protected standing would final 18 months, Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas informed the Related Press. The designation applies to folks from Myanmar already residing in america.