Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Supporters of Rohingya Muslims Rally outside White House

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Supporters of Rohingya Muslims Rally outside White House

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Some 200 supporters of the Rohingya Muslims rallied outside the White House Oct. 29, calling on President Donald J. Trump to denounce the Myanmar government for its inhumane treatment of these indigenous people, a minority living primarily in a poor coastal region of the country and Myanmar citizens until their citizenship was revoked by the military regime in 1982.

Burma Task Force, along with interfaith organizations in the greater Washington, DC area, is urging people to contact their congressional representatives and the White House to ask them to immediately address the humanitarian crisis, including by sending emergency aid supplies, imposing sanctions against the government and creating a United Nations peacekeeping force in Bangladesh. Speakers at the rally included U.S. Ambassador Islam Siddiqui; Yasmine Taeb, on behalf of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN); and Gaston Araoz- Riveros, from the office of Sen. …

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