Sectarian clashes in Myanmar

At least five people were injured overnight in clashes between Muslims and Buddhists in Mandalay, Myanmar. An accusation of rape led to armed groups gathering in the streets throwing rocks and bricks. Police fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowds.

The Wednesday market will be closed. Travellers should be aware of the sectarian tensions in Myanmar between Muslims and Buddhists, and avoid public gatherings or protests as these situations can and have turned violent unexpectedly.

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