Myanmar imposes overnight curfew

Overnight curfew follows anti-Muslim protests over rumours of Muslim man raping Buddhist woman.

    Three days of religious riots and the deaths of two people in Myanmar's second largest city have forced the government to impose an overnight curfew.
     
    Hundreds have marched through the streets of Mandalay, chanting anti-Muslim slogans.
     
    Trouble began after rumours spread that a muslim man had raped a Buddhist woman.
     
    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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