Myanmar defends rally crackdown as police arrest more protesters

March 6, 2015 12:26 PM

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Yangon: Myanmar authorities have defended a crackdown on a Yangon rally that saw police and men in civilian clothes beat unarmed protesters, as security forces made fresh arrests on Friday.

In a defiant statement as authorities launched a third day of action against several demonstrations, the state-run Mirror newspaper said police acted legitimately to disperse a rally on Thursday in the heart of Yangon.

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