Troops Dispatched to Man Aung to Crack Down on Demonstration
Military authorities dispatched troops to the town of Man Aung, located on Man Aung Island, to crack down on demonstrations that have broke out in the town and have continued for three days.
A clerk from the Inland Water Transportation Corporation told Narinjara over the phone that about 60 soldiers from a battalion based in Akyab were dispatched on Wednesday to Man Aung on Aung Takhun ferry ship number two.
According to a source, in Man Aung, demonstrations were staged for three days from September 30 to October 2, with a number of townspeople joining hands in the protest against the military government.
The demonstrations emerged in the town after army authorities cracked down on protesters in Rangoon and Mandalay where at least 35 protesters, including monks, were reportedly killed by the army.
The authority sent the troops to Man Aung, which is an isolated town in Arakan State, as there is no army battalion stationed in Man Aung Township to deal with the protests in the town.
It has also been learned that many demonstrations have broken out repeatedly in recent days in Arakan State, despite the army authority’s crackdown on protests around the country.
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