Jordanians protest killing of Rohingya people in Myanmar

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-08 02:44:28|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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AMMAN, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Scores of Jordanians on Thursday held a sit-in near the UN headquarters in Amman, protesting the killing of the Rohingya people in Myanmar.

During the protest, held by some activists and political parties, the protesting Jordanians called for the immediate stop of the killing of the Rohingya people.

They also urged Arab and Islamic states to take an action to end the killing of the Rohingya and address the crisis as tens of thousands of them fled to Bangladesh following a wave of attacks.

The protestors called on the UN to intervene to end the crisis and the killing of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, slamming what they called as international silence over their situation.

Jordan has condemned the recent attacks against the Rohingya people and said the government in Myanmar is held accountable.

The United Nations refugee agency said Monday 73,000 Rohingya people have come to Bangladesh after violence killed hundreds of people in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state since late last month.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Spokeswoman Vivian Tan said that aid agencies estimate 73,000 people entered Bangladesh from Myanmar as of Sunday since Aug. 25.