Kyaunggon residents welcome Ayeyawady student protest

People welcome Ayeyawady student protest in Kyaunggon Township. (Photo/EMG)

AYEYAWADY – The Ayeyawady Boycott Students’ Column, a group of students from Ayeyawady Region protesting the National Education Law, began their march on February 3. On February 4, the column arrived in Kyaunggon Township, where residents, including farmers, warmly welcomed them by chanting supportive slogans.

Residents also donated cash and gifts to the students.

The march made an overnight stop in Kangyidaunt Township on February 4. In Darka village, they held a talk on the education law.

“At this time, we need to be united. We would like to urge all students from Ayeyawady Region to join us. We need the support of the public and the students to continue the boycott battle,” said Phyo Htet Kyaw, a member of the Ayeyawady Boycott Students’ Column Observance Committee.

The march will proceed to Pantanaw, Nyaungdon, Maubin, Pyapon and Dedaye Townships before joining the main boycott column from Mandalay in Yangon.