October 23, 1996 |
Hundreds of students gathered at a major intersection in the capital, Yangon, to protest police brutality. The gathering near Yangon University was peaceful. No uniformed security personnel were at the scene, although university officials were on hand to keep order. The students said their protest was not political. The demonstration, led by students from the Yangon Institute of Technology, protested an incident in which police arrested students involved in a dispute with a restaurant owner.