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Police detain a student protester during the violence in Letpadan March 10, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
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Student protesters shout slogans during a protest ahead of a crackdown in Letpadan, 140 kilometers (90 miles) north of Myanmar's main city of Yangon Tuesday, March 10, 2015 (Photo: AP)
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Student protesters fight with police while trying to break a police line in Letpadan March 10, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
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Police officers beat a student protester after detaining him following a crackdown in Letpadan, 140 kilometers (90 miles) north of the country's main city Yangon, Myanmar, Tuesday March 10, 2015 (Photo: AP)
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Police are seen during the violence in Letpadan March 10, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
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Student protesters struggle to break a police human-chain during a student protester ahead of a crackdown in Letpadan,140 kilometers (90 miles) north of the country's main city Yangon, Myanmar, Tuesday March 10, 2015 (Photo: AP)
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Buddhist monks and student protesters push as they try to break a police line in Letpadan March 10, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
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A police transport vehicle is driven with detainees, believed to be student protesters, in Letpadan,140 kilometers (90 miles) north of the country's main city Yangon, Myanmar, Tuesday March 10, 2015 (Photo: AP)
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Student protesters fight with police while trying to break a police line in Letpadan March 10, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
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Police officers beat a student protester after detaining him following a crackdown in Letpadan, 140 kilometers (90 miles) north of the country's main city Yangon, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 (Photo: AP)
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Myanmar police beat student activists Tuesday as they broke up another protest for education reform, an AFP reporter at the scene said

Demonstrators, including young activists and monks, scattered through the streets in the central town of Letpadan when hundreds of riot police dispersed the protest, lashing out as they moved to block streets.

The police action comes just days after Myanmar authorities violently cracked down on a supporting rally in the main city of Yangon.

Student protesters have embarked on months of demonstrations calling for education reform, but plans by a core group to march to Yangon have been halted by police near a monastery in the dusty central town of Letpadan, who surrounded around 150 activists from March 2.

 

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