Myanmar arrests anti-dam activist in rare protest

YANGON (AFP) – Police in military-dominated Myanmar on Tuesday arrested a man who staged a rare protest against a controversial Chinese hydroelectric power project, an official said.

‘A 46-year-old man was arrested this afternoon near the Chinese Cultural Office as he tried to stage a solo protest,’ said a government official who did not want to be named. The office is part of the Chinese embassy in Yangon.

He was understood to be holding a banner demanding a halt to the Myitsone hydropower dam project in northern Kachin state, electricity from which is destined for neighbouring China.
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