FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Around 100 Burma natives from the Fort Wayne area showed up at the Allen County Courthouse Sunday morning to protest the Burmese government.
AyeMin Zaphun, a Fort Wayne resident from Burma, said the protest was held to spread awareness about the Burmese government and radical Buddhists who are killing innocent Burmese Muslims in Burma.
Zaphun claims things in Burma started getting violent last year.
"We want the world to know that in Burma, innocent people are dying. They're burning children alive," Zaphun said.
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Zaphun said some of the Fort Wayne Burmese population will be traveling to New York City within the next couple of weeks to continue the protests.
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