For a second day, farmers clash with police at copper mine site as employees lay fence around disputed land. Police open fire, this time using rubber bullets.
A video appears to show riot police firing at fleeing villagers at Monday’s protest in Latpadaung where one woman killed and several others injured.
Phyu Hnin Htwe, a member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, was denied bail by a court in Sagaing Division on Tuesday.
Locals at the site of the Latpadaung copper mine were not invited to participate in the reconsecration of a hallowed pagoda.
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Nine activists have been released following their arrest on Wednesday after a protest near the Latpadaung copper mine turned violent.
Residents in Latpadung’s Kangon village are calling for the suspension of an acid factory, which locals say, is making them ill.
Authorities fence up over 300 acres of farmland that falls within the Latpadaung Mining Project area, angering residents who have farmed the land for generations.