Myanmar Police Force released a statement that the administrative officials and security forces are making efforts for enforcing the rule of law despite the riots.
The required orders and instructions, which meet the needs of public for stability of state and security, are being issued and public announcements are also being released, the statement said.
It was found that the protesters incite or threaten the youths to accelerate the riots in some places of the country via social media by forming networks on 28 February. Therefore, the administrative officials and security forces are making efforts for the rule of law.
The protesters gathered in front of the General Administration Office in Tatkon township of Nay Pyi Taw yesterday and the security forces fired sound bombs and .12V gun to disperse the protest crowd and arrested five men.
Moreover, a total of 322people — 78men and 244 women were detained in Yangon Region as the protesters gathered at Shu Khin Thar road of Thakayta, Ngamoeyeik street and in front of KBZ bank of Thingangyun, Insein road of Hline, in front of Economic Bank, Hledan market of Kamayut, Aung Zaya street of Yankin (14) Ward and in Kyauktada township. The police dispersed by using sound bombs, .12V gun and tear gas canisters.
The security forces also dispersed the protest crowds in Chanmyathazi, Pyigyidagun and Mahaaungmye townships of Mandalay Region.
Similarly, the police dispersed the crowds in Bago, Pyay and Toungoo townships of Bago Region with sound bombs, .12V gun, tear gas canisters. They also detained 10 men.
Moreover, the police used sound bombs, .12V gun and tear gas canisters to disperse the protest crowd in Sagaing and Monywa of Sagaing Region and detained a total of 50 people — 27 men and 23 women.
The police used sound bombs, .12V gun, tear gas canisters in Magway, Pakokku and Gangaw of Magway Region and arrested a total of 61 people — 58 men and 3 women.
The security forces detained a total of 78 people — 49 men and 29 women in Pathein, Myaungmya, Maubin, Labutta and Ingapu townships of Ayeyawady Region and another 5 people — 4 men and 1 woman from Kawthoung, Myeik, Dawei and Pulaw townships.
They also detained a total of 7 people — 6 men and 1 women in Taunggyi and Lashio of Shan State while 27 people —16 men and 11 women in Hpa-an, Kawkareik and Myawady of Kayin State.
Similarly, the security forces dispersed the protest crowds in Mawlamyine, Thaton, Thanbyuzayat and Ye of Mon State by using sound bombs, .12V gun, tear gas canisters.
The police detained 3 men in Taungup of Rakhine State while another 3 men in Falam of Chin State.
The unscrupulous groups led to mass gathering and act lawless activities by inciting the youths to attack the security forces, arrest the members, seize the firearms and block the public roads.
Although the security forces conducted soft methods in solving the conflicts, they had to do security measures from a certain distance and so some of the protesters as well as the police were injured.
During yesterday case, 4 men from Dawei, 1man from Thingangyun, 2 men from Bago and 1 man from Pakokku died and the respective township police stations opened cases and is conducting investigation. —MNA