Further protests are planned in Sheffield and around the world as the UN reports over 270,000 Rohingya muslims fleeing Myanmara amid fears of mass atrocities. Witnesses have reported seeing minority Rohingya children beheaded and civilians burnt alive at the hands of Burmese military and paramilitar forces. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Nasser Raouf, one of the organisers of last week’s protest and vigil.
Hundreds of people gathered at Barker’s Pool on Wednesday for a vigil and demonstration in support of thousands of Rohingya muslims who have been killed or forced to flee their homes in Myanmar. Sheffield councillors and activists are calling for the nobel laureate and Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped off her Freedom of the City over the lack of action to protect Myanmar’s muslim minority. According to the United Nations, an estimated 164,000 Rohingya muslims have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State since violence erupted two weeks ago, many taking to the sea in fishing boats to reach Bangladesh. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!