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Students Hold Anti-Rohingya Rally in Sittwe

25 October 2012

Hundreds of university students held a rally against Muslim Rohingyas in the Arakan State capital of Sittwe on Wednesday, according to a report by AFP. Student protest leader Wai Yan said that the more than 800 protesters were demanding an end to “studying with terrorist Bengalis” and the removal of Muslim villages along the road to their university. The latest anti-Rohingya protest follows several days of clashes between ethnic Arakanese Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in townships outside the capital. Several people have died and hundreds of homes have been burned down in the violence.