The start of anti-Muslim riots in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city, have left two people dead and about a dozen wounded, and motor vehicles and shops ablaze, according to eyewitnesses.
More rioting between Buddhist and Muslim groups erupted in July 2014, killing two people and injuring 14 others. The fatalities included a young Buddhist man who was riding a bike and a Muslim bicycle shop owner. T
he riots – which took place over four days in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city – were triggered by an unverified online story about an alleged raping of a Buddhist employee by her Muslim employers in a tea shop.
mizzimanews. (February 24, 2015). Riots Start in Mandalay City. Retrieved April 04, 2020, from EngageMedia Web site: http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/mizzimanews/videos/Conflict_Starts_in_Mandalay.