Myanmar ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn tries unsuccessfully to enter the embassy (Picture: PA)
Myanmar’s London embassy was ‘stormed’ final evening and seized by allies of the military, who locked out the ambassador to the UK.
Kyaw Zwar Minn, who was denied entry to the constructing on Charles Street in Mayfair, claimed there had been a ‘coup’ by the ‘Myanmar military’.
‘When I left the embassy, they stormed contained in the embassy and took it,’ he advised the Telegraph. ‘They are from the Myanmar military.
‘They are refusing to let me inside. They stated they acquired instruction from the capital, so they don’t seem to be going to let me in.
‘This a coup. This is the UK, we aren’t in Myanmar, in Burma. They aren’t in a position to do that. The British Government received’t enable this one, you’ll see that.’
The BBC reported final month that Kyaw Zwar Minn had been recalled by the South East Asian nation after he spoke out towards its current military coup and known as for the discharge of civilian chief Aung San Suu Kyi.
Photos taken outdoors the embassy on Wednesday evening confirmed the ambassador getting out of a automotive that bore a big picture of Ms Suu Kyi throughout its rear window.
Kyaw Zwar Minn, stands by a automotive with a poster of Aung San Suu Kyi (Picture: AFP)
The embassy constructing of Myanmar in central London (Picture: Getty)
The ambassador was barred from accessing the constructing (Picture: AFP)
Kyaw Zwar Minn was additionally captured ringing a doorbell as he unsuccessfully tried to enter the constructing, with a small variety of law enforcement officials standing close by.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has now condemned the ‘bullying actions of the military regime’.
Mr Raab tweeted: ‘We condemn the bullying actions of the Myanmar military regime in London yesterday, and I pay tribute to Kyaw Zwar Minn for his braveness.
‘The UK continues to name for an finish to the coup and the appalling violence, and a swift restoration of democracy.’
The Prime Minister has beforehand condemned the ousting of the elected authorities in Myanmar.
Boris Johnson criticised the ‘illegal imprisonment of civilians’ after Ms Suu Kyi was detained.
Photos of people that died throughout protests towards military coup (Picture: Getty Images)
Signs towards the military coup in entrance of the embassy constructing (Picture: Getty)
Myanmar’s military has since violently cracked down on opponents, with safety forces reportedly killing tons of of protesters and bystanders.
Foreign ministers from the G7 nations have additionally condemned the ‘intimidation and oppression’ of protesters following the coup.
On March 8, Mr Raab tweeted that he had spoken to Kyaw Zwar Minn and had ‘praised his braveness and patriotism in standing up for what is correct’.
He added: ‘We be a part of his name for the quick launch of Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, and for a return to democratic rule.’
It is assumed that authorities officers had been in contact with the ambassador and the Myanmar regime on Wednesday night to assist search a decision to the state of affairs.
Protesters have left bunches of flowers and posters connected to railings outdoors the embassy to commemorate civilian victims of the coup.
A spokesman for Metropolitan Police stated: ‘We are conscious of a protest outdoors the Myanmar embassy in Mayfair, London.
‘Public order officers are in attendance. There have been no arrests.’
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