"Myanmar ambassador to London locked out of embassy after breaking with military"
Myanmar’s ambassador to London told Reuters he was locked out of the embassy on Wednesday, with sources saying his deputy had shut him out of the building and taken charge on behalf of the military.
The military seized power in Myanmar in a coup in February and have cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.
London ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn has broken ranks with the ruling junta in recent weeks, calling for the release of detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Kyaw Zwar Minn said the staff was asked to leave the building by Myanmar's military attaché, and he was dismissed as the country's representative.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has condemned the "bullying actions," but the UK has accepted the change.
Myanmar's military seized power in a coup on 1 February, sparking protests and escalating violence.
Kyaw Zwar Minn has criticized the military coup and called for Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to be released.
About 600 people - including dozens of children - have been killed so far as pro-democracy protesters demand a return to power of elected leader Ms. Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) party.
In March, Kyaw Zwar Minn called for the release of Ms. Suu Kyi and told her that Myanmar was "divided" and could be at risk of civil war.
He maintained that his remarks were not "betraying the country", adding that he was standing on "middle" ground. In response, the Myanmar government issued a statement saying he had been summoned home, but he stayed in London.
"He's trying to work in the middle ground but there is no doubt which is the right side," the spokesman for Kyaw Zwar Minn said.