Rohingya Protestor Tries To Set Himself On Fire At A Street Protest In KL

The Rohingyas in KL were protesting the killings in Rakhine.

Cover image via Melissa Goh via Twitter

More than a hundred of Rohingyas today took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur to protest the killings in Rakhine, Myanmar

According to officials, an escalating crackdown against Myanmar's Rohingya minority has left at least 100 people dead in the country's Rakhine state.

The Rohingya community, a Muslim minority, have suffered persecution for decades.

The street protest was organised by PAS and NGO near Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur, where Muslim NGOs called for Malaysian Govt to sever tie with Myanmar Govt

According to Melissa Goh, Malaysia Bureau Chief For Channel NewsAsia, police arrested more than a hundred Rohingyas for illegal assembly and obstructing traffic

Image via Melissa Goh
Image via Melissa Goh
Image via Melissa Goh

During the protest, one of the Rohingya protesters reportedly tried to set himself on fire. He, too, was arrested.

The Rohingya protester had doused himself with petrol and attempted self-immolation.

Image via Melissa Gog

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