Tensions flared after 10 foreigners were beaten to death by a mob of vigilantes in retaliation to the rape and murder of a girl.
Okay. You're thinking that took place in Israel after the violence here, right?
Well, here's the real story:
Tensions flared in northwestern Myanmar after 10 Muslims were beaten to death by a mob of Buddhist vigilantes Sunday in retaliation to the rape and murder of a girl allegedly by Muslim men.So, don't go on first impressions.
About 300 people belonging to the Buddhist majority stopped a bus carrying Muslims from a religious gathering, dragged 10 of them out and beat them to death before burning the vehicle in Taunggup, in the state of Rakhine, 300 kilometers north of Yangon, the state television reported. Anti-Muslim pamphlets were distributed in the region after a young Rakhine girl had been allegedly raped and murdered by three Muslim men.
Over a dozen people were injured in confrontation with the police when a mob besieged a police station demanding the release of a man arrested in a market dispute in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine, about 500 kilometers northwest of Yangon.