London, Apr 8: Myanmar ambassador to the UK Kyaw Zwar Minn said he has been locked out of the London embassy in something according to him is equivalent to another 'coup.' Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn shared that he tried to gain access to the embassy on Apr 7 for several hours but was unable to enter.
The Ambassador said that several of his staff were still inside the building, and were not being allowed out. Phone calls made to the embassy went unanswered and emails bounced back. Zwar Minn issued a statement last month calling for Suu Kyi's release from detention and pledged to keep the embassy open, following a call with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
Officers from London's Metropolitan Police were also on the ground, warning people to disperse as they were in violation of coronavirus restrictions. Most those gathered since dispersed as the evening wore on, but at least four police vans filled with officers were observed parked near Myanmar's embassy.
At the same time, UK maintains its stand to oppose the military coup in Myanmar about which the foreign secretary for UK has tweeted and shared that "The UK continues to call for an end to the coup and the appalling violence and a swift restoration of democracy."