Myanmar’s ambassador to London told Reuters he was locked out of the embassy on Wednesday, however, sources said his deputy had shut him out of the building and taken cost on behalf of the army.
The army seized power in Myanmar in a coup in February and have since cracked down on professional-democracy protesters.
London ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn has broken ranks with the ruling junta in recent weeks, calling for the release of detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
“I have been locked out,” he informed Reuters outside the embassy in central London.
Four diplomatic sources with information on the matter stated that deputy ambassador Chit Win has taken over as charge d’affairs and he and the navy attaché had locked the ambassador out of the building.
Kyaw Zwar Minn spoke next to the embassy, where police were standing guard. He spoke to protesters on the street outside.
Last month, he had known for the discharge of Suu Kyi, and ousted President Win Myint, drawing praise for his “courage” from British international minister Dominic Raab.
Britain has sanctioned members of Myanmar’s military and a few of its business interests in wake of the coup and has demanded the restoration of democracy.
The British international office had no immediate comment on the incident.
“We are aware of a protest outside the Myanmar embassy in Mayfair, London. Public order officers are in attendance. There have (been) no arrests,” police stated in a statement.
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