The event  was part of a series of events marking the International Day of Solidarity for the Rohingya in July 2012. The day was called by the International Action Committee Stop the Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya in Myanmar , who describe the day as:
“… a wake up call to the world not to ignore the plight of ethnic Rohingya Muslims who are about to be exterminated from their own land in Arakan.”
Other events took place include protests outside the Myanmar Embassies and UN Offices in Malaysia, Indonesia and Iran. Students in India went on hunger strike to protest the Indian government’s lack of support for the Rohingyas plight.
Chair of IHRC, Massoud Shadjareh said:
“The world has long feted Aung San Suu Kyi and the NDL as progressive. Their statements and actions show that in fact they deny the citizenship of their fellow countrymen and women and promote ethnic cleansing. It is time this charade was exposed, and action taken by regional powers to prevent this corrupt transition from military junta to militant majoritarianism.”
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Notes to editors:
 The vigil will took place from 6.30pm – 7.30pm, at 19a Charles Street, London, W1J 5DX
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