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Muslims staged a spontaneous action near the embassy of Myanmar in Moscow

They oppose the persecution of the Rohinj people.

A crowd at the embassy of Myanmar in Moscow. Photo by kavpolit.som
A crowd at the embassy of Myanmar in Moscow. Photo by kavpolit.som
The embassy of Myanmar on Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street in central Moscow began an uncoordinated rally of Muslims. This was reported by blogger Ilya Varlamov, as well as correspondents of ” Rain ” and ” Vedomosti ” from the scene.

According to eyewitnesses, the protesters occupied the sidewalks, roads and even fences of nearby buildings. Protesters began chanting “Allahu Akbar” and accusing the government of Myanmar of terrorism.According to various estimates, several hundred to a thousand people gathered near the embassy. The riot police came to the scene and the police. The Ministry of Internal Affairs cordoned off the district where the action was taking place.

According to the participants, the action was organized without a single center. Information that the embassy will gather people, spread through social networks, including Telegram, Facebook and Odnoklassniki. The Interior Ministry did not disperse the uncoordinated meeting and did not record any violations. At the same time, the embassy stopped traffic for the duration of the action.

September 3 at the mosque “Heart of Chechnya” in Grozny is a rally in which, it is expected, will participate “thousands of residents” of the region. It is reported that the Chechens “can not remain indifferent to the tragedy of brothers and sisters by faith” from Myanmar. The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, condemned the government of this country for inaction during massacres.

Residents of several cities of Dagestan also went to protest actions. No incidents were reported at the rallies.

Muslims took to street action because of the actions of the military government of Myanmar, which subjected the representatives of the ethnic minority of Rohinj to persecution. They are considered illegal migrants and can not obtain citizenship, as well as exercise their rights. In a country with an overwhelming majority of Buddhists, the army and volunteers, according to media reports, killed more than 400 people. According to the UN, more than 70,000 representatives of Rohinj fled Myanmar from the end of August.

Earlier, the UN submitted a resolution on the need to protect Muslims in Myanmar. Russia and China have blocked this document.

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