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Yangon, December 1, 2019:

About 700 people rallied on Sunday to show support for Myanmarese leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as she prepares to defend the country against charges of genocide at the United Natiion’s highest court.

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Members of Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy party held a demonstration in front of the colonial-era City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, as the crowd waved national flags and listened to music and poetry. A popular local singer told the gathering that “Mother Suu” is the bravest human being in the world and her weapon is love

The demonstrators we seen carrying signs which read: ‘We stand with you, Mother Suu.’

The case before the International Court of Justice in The Hague relates to a harsh counterinsurgency campaign waged by Myanmar’s military against members of the country’s Muslim Rohingya community in August 2017, in response to an insurgent attack.

More than 700,000 Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh, to escape what has been called an “ethnic cleansing campaign” involving mass rapes, killings and the torching of homes.

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