Statement Read on Behalf of Ousted Myanmar Ambassador in London Amid Continued Police Presence

The Myanmar ambassador to the UK was recalled by the “military regime,” according to a statement read on his behalf outside the embassy in London on April 8.

This footage shows Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn outside the embassy as the statement is read. A representative for the ambassador said, “the Myanmar embassy in London has been seized by the military attache yesterday evening. The ambassador has been locked out since then.” He added, “There was a coup in Myanmar in February. Now, a similar situation in central London.”

Kyaw Zar Minn was seen outside the London embassy on Wednesday, and spent the night in a car, according to reports.

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said, “We condemn the bullying actions of the Myanmar military regime in London yesterday, and I pay tribute to Kyaw Zwar Minn for his courage.”

The UK’s Foreign Office said it “must accept the decision taken by the Myanmar Government,” according to the BBC. Credit: July Myat Tun via Storyful