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Burmese students fight for academic freedom

Hundreds of Myanmar university students marched through Yangon for a third day in a row on Sunday, in a rare and illegal protest against a new education law they say will curb academic freedom.

Protesters carried bright red flags emblazoned with a golden fighting peacock, a national symbol since the time of the Burmese monarchy.

Students punched the air as they shouted slogans. Some held signs saying: “We need academic freedom” and “Fight for academic freedom.”

The demonstrations follow two protests over the past month over the death of journalist Par Gyi under mysterious circumstances while in military custody on Oct. 4.

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