The envoy, Kyaw Zwar Minn, spent the night in his car after he and members of his staff were told to leave the embassy by Myanmar’s military attache.
Photographs show Metropolitan police officers standing guard outside the diplomatic compound as the ousted ambassador attempted to gain entry. Protesters also gathered outside the embassy after news spread that the envoy had been evicted. The Met acknowledged in a statement that officers were at the scene but that no arrests had been made.
Kyaw Zwar Minn described his removal from the embassy as a “kind of coup, in the middle of London.” He told the media that he had been “locked out” but insisted that “this kind of coup is not going to happen.”