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Former Residents of Rangoon’s Michaungkan Village Set Up Third Protest Camp

26 March 2014

Former residents of Rangoon’s Thingangyun Township have set up another protest camp, this time near downtown’s Sule Pagoda, and are pledging not to move until land seized by the military is returned to them, Mizzima reports. About 200 people, out of about 1,000 who are calling for the return of their land in Michaungkan village, began protesting again Monday after a solution promised by lawmakers failed to materialize. The military seized the land in the 1990s but it remains largely undeveloped, and protest leader Sein Than said the group’s third protest camp would remain in place until the land was returned, Mizzima reported.