Myanmar opposition demands inquiry into police clashes with students

March 11, 2015 8:25 AM

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Myanmar opposition demands inquiry into police clashes with students

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) demanded an inquiry on Wednesday into clashes between police protesters in which students, monks and journalists were beaten with batons and more than 100 people were arrested.

The violence erupted on Tuesday in the town of Letpadan, about 140 km (90 miles) to the north of Yangon. Students protesting against a proposed education law were blocked from marching to Yangon and were forcibly dispersed after a standoff which lasted more than a week.

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