Activists demonstrate over peaceful assembly amendment


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Hundreds of rights activists marched through Yangon City yesterday, 5 March, to oppose proposed amendments to a bill that regulates peaceful protesting.

VOA Burmese reported that around 500 protesters marched through the city, while nearly 200 civil society groups in Myanmar signed a petition against the amendment.

Amendments to the 2011 Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law would make it easier to charge demonstrators with crimes and increase penalties for violations, VOA reported.

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