Columbia Muslims rally for peace in Myanmar

Columbia March for Rohingya CAIR Missouri Save the RohingyaCOLUMBIA - More than 50 people marched the streets of downtown Columbia to rally for peace in Myanmar, formally known as Burma, Friday afternoon.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Center of Central Missouri organized the rally, which ended in Sen. Claire McCaskill's office. Marchers spoke with the senator's representative and hope she will encourage fellow lawmakers to end human rights violations in Myanmar.

Violence towards Rohingya Muslims has increased during the past three weeks, specifically towards women and children in the region.


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