YANGON (AFP) - hundreds of protesters marched in Yangon Saturday as outrage over the rape of a two-year-vintage spilled onto the streets following a viral online marketing campaign in a case that has left Myanmar society reeling.

The attack came about in may additionally in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw but a public marketing campaign escalated closing week after the girl’s father spoke to nearby media, venting his anger approximately the inquiry’s development.

He gave information of the way his daughter had again from nursery with accidents docs advised him had been the result of rape.


On Saturday in Yangon, demonstrators descended at the police’s criminal research department (CID) inside the metropolis’s north.

Many wearing white, carrying banners in Burmese and English, and chanting for "justice" for the woman as well as higher security for the country’s children.

"As a mother of a daughter, I came here to name for the fact," 31-12 months-antique Ei Mon Ko told AFP.

One guy become arrested Wednesday and charged with the assault, despite the fact that there is public scepticism over whether the government have the right man or woman.

In a press conference Friday, police cited the usage of CCTV photos as evidence in opposition to the suspect.

The nursery has been closed down and six different non-public kindergartens in Naypyidaw are briefly shut.

The case has horrified the us of a, with a fb marketing campaign accumulating momentum for weeks as human beings modified their profile photographs to name for "Justice for Victoria" -- a pseudonym given to the female.

The president’s office shared the trending icon on its reliable fb web page, even as severa Burmese celebrities have echoed the calls for justice.

but Saturday’s protest become the primary time the anger spilled offline onto the streets.

"We’re achieving the worrying factor where no guy can be depended on," stated 18-year-antique student Yamin Eizali.

baby rights specialists at NGO Terre des Hommes (Lausanne) advised AFP infant rape is "very not unusual" in Myanmar, and they listen of about two cases every week in just one Yangon township of 800,000 people.

but stigma and households’ reluctance to visit court docket mean maximum move unreported.

a new toddler regulation is quickly because of be signed and might allow police to open instances even though no one presses costs.