Myanmar’s ambassador to the UK has been locked out of its embassy in central London after talking out in opposition to the army coup within the Southeast Asian nation.
Kyaw Zwar Minn was denied entry to the constructing on Charles Avenue in Mayfair on Wednesday evening.
He claimed there had been a “coup” by the “Myanmar army”, telling TheTelegraph: “They’re refusing to let me inside. They stated they obtained instruction from the capital, so they aren’t going to let me in.
“This can be a coup. That is the UK, we aren’t in Myanmar, in Burma. They aren’t in a position to do that. The British authorities received’t permit this one, you’ll see that.”
Final month the BBC reported that Kyaw Zwar Minn had been recalled by the Southeast Asian nation after he spoke out in opposition to the current army coup and known as for the discharge of its civilian chief, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Pictures taken exterior the embassy on Wednesday evening confirmed the ambassador getting out of a automobile that bore a big picture of Ms Suu Kyi throughout its rear window.
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.
A International, Commonwealth and Growth Workplace spokesperson stated on Wednesday evening: “We’re searching for additional data following an incident at Myanmar’s embassy in London.”
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.
Myanmar’s army has since violently cracked down on opponents, with safety forces reportedly killing a whole bunch of protesters and bystanders.
International ministers from the G7 nations have additionally condemned the “intimidation and oppression” of protesters following the coup.
On 8 March, the overseas secretary, Dominic Raab, tweeted that he had spoken to Kyaw Zwar Minn and had “praised his braveness and patriotism in standing up for what is true”.
He added: “We be part of his name for the speedy launch of Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, and for a return to democratic rule.”
It’s thought that authorities officers have been involved 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 hooked up to railings exterior the embassy to commemorate civilian victims of the coup.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police stated: “We’re conscious of a protest exterior the Myanmar embassy in Mayfair, London.
“Public order officers are in attendance. There have been no arrests.”
Further reporting by PA