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Thousands of Rohingya refugees rally to 'go home'


KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh: Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on Sunday staged demonstrations demanding repatriation to Myanmar, where they fled a brutal military crackdown five years ago. But authorities allowed several groups of Rohingya to hold simultaneous "Go Home" marches and rallies ahead of World Refugee Day on Monday. Let's go home," top Rohingya community leader Sayed Ullah said in a speech at one rally. A Bangladesh foreign ministry official told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that during the meeting, Dhaka pressed Naypyidaw for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to start this year. Police said thousands of refugees, including young children, joined the marches and rallies, standing on roads and alleys with placards that read "Enough is Enough!


Source: Manila Times June 21, 2022 01:23 UTC



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