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Burma: More anti-Muslim protests after burning incident

May 29, 2013

Violence has hit a town in eastern Myanmar after a woman was allegedly set alight by a Muslim man, police say, weeks after deadly religious attacks rocked parts of the country.

An ethnic Shan-Muslim man in eastern Shan State was arrested after he “torched” a woman selling petrol on Tuesday evening, a police officer in Lashio town told AFP under the condition of anonymity…

A resident in Lashio, around 200 kilometres northeast of Mandalay, said Muslim shops had been destroyed as some Buddhist monks and angry locals demanded the police hand the suspect over to them.

“I do not know what is happening exactly. But some Muslim shops in the town were destroyed,” one resident said, while another reported smoke and flames in the night sky.


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  1. Have these people produced any evidence for their allegations?

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