- It's like a kind of coup, in the middle of London.

I can see that they have occupied the building.

It's my building, I'm waiting outside and demanding to be allowed back in, he says by phone to Reuters.

In recent weeks, Kyaw Zwar Minn has become unfriendly with the military regime and demanded the release of the country's elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The ambassador states that he has contacted the British Foreign Office.

Meanwhile, protests are taking place outside the embassy against the military junta's treatment of the civilian population.

The British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has praised Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn's actions and the United Kingdom has imposed certain sanctions on Myanmar.

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Since the military coup on February 1, protesters have taken to the streets to protest.

Photo: Reuters