Cop dies, many hurt in Myanmar clash
- Published: 27 Feb 2013 at 19.13
- Online news:
YANGON - A policeman was killed and more than a dozen farmers wounded - some by gunfire - during a protest over land ownership in Myanmar's Delta region, activists and police said Wednesday.
They said 26 police were also injured during Tuesday night's demonstration, in which farmers demanded the return of 500 acres (200 hectares, 1,250 rai) of land in the Irrawaddy Delta which they say was seized by the military government in 1996.
Around 300 farmers began protesting about the alleged land grab last week, and have vowed to continue until the land is returned to them by the private company that bought it from the former junta.
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