Myanmar’s ambassador in London Kyaw Zwar Minn has been denied access into his embassy after he was locked outside on Wednesday.
Zwar Minn who claimed he was told he was no longer the country’s representative, spent the night in his car, stressing that staff were asked to leave the building by Myanmar’s military attaché on Wednesday night.
In reaction to this development, the British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has condemned the “bullying actions”.
Going memory lane, Myanmar experienced weeks of protests and escalating violence after Myanmar’s military seized power in a coup on 1 February.
So far, Kyaw Zwar Minn has called for ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to be released.
Since the unrest started, a lot of people numbering 500 have died as pro-democracy protesters demand a return to power of elected leader Ms Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) party.
According to Reuters, Kyaw Zwar Minn described Wednesday’s events as “a kind of coup, in the middle of London”,
Speaking further, Kyaw Zwar Minn also said, “I have been locked out… This kind of coup is not going to happen,”
He also made comments and talked to officers from the Metropolitan Police force, while standing on the street outside the embassy in London’s Mayfair.
Meanwhile, Police were reportedly called to stop staff re-entering the building, while protesters were seen gathering outside the embassy after news that the ambassador had been locked out emerged.