Myanmar authorities defended the police handling of a land protest near a Chinese-backed mine, state media reported Friday, accusing villagers of attacking them with petrol bombs, sticks and stones.
Myanmar policemen stand guard near a Chinese-backed copper mine project, in Monywa northern Myanmar on March 13, 2013. Myanmar authorities have defended the police handling of a land protest near the mine, accusing villagers of attacking them with petrol bombs, sticks and stones.
Activists on Thursday accused police of quelling a protest by farmers near the Letpadaung mine in Monywa, central Myanmar, with batons and rubber bullets, injuring more than two dozen villagers and arresting three others.
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