Ex-refugees in Fort Wayne protest Myanmar violence

On Sunday The Houston Chronicle covered the United States largest Myanmar community coming together to bring awareness to sectarian violence against Muslims in Myanmar.

About 100 former Myanmar 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.

Violence in the country once known as Burma is still rampant and deadly.  Just today, Reuters reported about Buddhist monks inciting killings and attacking children on the streets.

The former refugees of Myanmar, who now consider themselves part of the United States, want their new country to stand up and take notice of these horrors.

“We want the world to know that in Burma, innocent people are dying. They’re burning children alive,” Zaphun (an ex-refugee) said.

 

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