JUST IN – Military attache has “occupied” embassy, Myanmar UK ambassador says (AP)
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Ambassador to UK locked out of Embassy
Thursday, April 8
1:30 a.m. Myanmar’s ambassador to the U.K. has been locked out of his country’s Embassy in London, Reuters reports, weeks after he broke with the military government by calling for the release of detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
“An ambassador is a diplomat,” Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn wrote in a statement dated March 8 and published on the Embassy’s website. “He therefore chooses the diplomatic path. The answer to the current crisis can only be at the negotiation table.” “Diplomacy is the only response and answer to the current impasse,” the ambassador also wrote. The statement remains on the Embassy website.
A Twitter video purportedly shows the scene outside the Embassy on Thursday local time.
So apparently the police can’t enter the embassy as it counts as foreign (Burmese) soil. They’re telling people to leave or they’ll fine them for breaking Covid regs.
The Ambassador is asking people to stay (socially distanced) but the police say no.#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar pic.twitter.com/xad6hRZ38u
— MiMi Aye (မီးမီးအေး) (@meemalee) April 7, 2021
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