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Ex-refugees in Fort Wayne protest Burma violence

8 April 2013

Members of one of the largest US communities of Burmese immigrants held a demonstration on Sunday to call attention to sectarian violence targeting Muslims in Burma. About 100 former Burma residents who resettled in the Fort Wayne area gathered outside the Allen County Courthouse to protest the violence in their homeland, formerly known as Burma. Ex-refugee AyeMin Zaphun tells WANE-TV the protest was called to spread awareness about the Burma government and extremist Buddhists who are targeting Muslims. “We want the world to know that in Burma, innocent people are dying. They’re burning children alive,” Zaphun said.—AP