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Myanmar eases curfew in Mandalay

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Authorities in Mandalay have relaxed the eight-hour curfew imposed upon seven townships three weeks after communal violence rocked the city. The curfew is still in effect from 9pm to 3am. 

On July 1, communal violence broke out between the Muslim and Buddhist populations after a false rumour spread throughout the town that two Muslim teashop owners had raped a Buddhist maid. Two men — one Buddhist and one Muslim — were killed, while roughly 20 more were injured in the ensuing violence. Divisional authorities then levied a 9pm to 5am curfew upon seven townships.

Ohn Lwin, secretary of the Mandalay Division’s government, said that the curfew period will now end at 3am, although security forces will remain on the ground, according to DVB.

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