Myanmar students protest against education law for third day

November 16, 2014 2:47 PM

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YANGON (Reuters) - Hundreds of Myanmar university students marched through Yangon for a third day in a row on Sunday, in a rare and illegal protest against a new education law they say will curb academic freedom.

Protesters carried bright red flags emblazoned with a golden fighting peacock, a national symbol since the time of the Burmese monarchy. Students punched the air as they shouted slogans. Some held signs saying: "We need academic freedom" and "Fight for academic freedom".

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