Communal violence erupts in Myanmar as Buddhists clashed with Muslims in Thandwe

WSJ Blog, 7 Oct 2013
Myanmar police detained 44 people in the town of Thandwe, in the country’s troubled western Rakhine state, state media said Saturday, following mob violence that left at least five dead and several others injured.
In scenes echoing other flare-ups between Buddhist and Muslim communities across the country, violent mobs surrounded Muslim areas in Thandwe and its surrounding villages, burning dozens of homes and attacking residents with stones and sticks on Tuesday. They were reacting to news that a Muslim shopkeeper had verbally abused a Buddhist taxi driver as he was trying to park outside his shop. Full story
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