Their petition over confiscated land has still not been resolved, though.
Some 2,000 staff and students march in academic robes after an outspoken law professor is voted down for a leadership role.
His protest follows others in September along Ngaba's main street, called 'Heroes' Road' by local residents.
The vandalism reflects popular anger at burdens imposed in advance of the celebrations, sources say.
They petition parliament before police disperse the procession.
The asylum-seekers say they face political persecution back home if they are forced to return.
Ashin Wirathu discusses Myanmar’s political parties and their support for nationalism.
The government points to a rise in solved crimes, but dissidents call the cameras a way to keep tabs on the population.