Protestors attack security force members at Mandalay Yadanabon dock

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Many protestors are seen blocking the Strand road in Mandalay aggressively.  Photo: MNA

The CDM activists from Sein Pan Ward of Mandalay destructed the operation of two Mandalay-Bhamo water vessels at Gawwein dock and U Htay Win, mechanical technician grade-4 also took away the keys of vessels yesterday.

Although the officials and security force members conducted relief measures on such case, the protestors did not accept the negotiation and attacked the police with stick, knives, stones, catapults and other materials. Therefore, the police force dispersed them in accordance with the prescribed crowd dispersal methods.

But in the afternoon, the protest crowd gathered at the corner of 41st street and Strand road and blocked the police and attacked with stick, knives, stones, catapults and other materials. Some of the police members were injured due to their attack.

The unscrupulous persons also blocked the Strand road to stop vehicle convoys which came to help the police members blocked by the protestors, and also attacked with stick, knives, stones, catapults, harpoons and other materials. A total of 11— 3 Tatmadaw members and 8 police were injured and five vehicles destroyed.

The security force softly dispersed the crowds in accordance with the prescribed crowd dispersal methods and law to save the members blocked by the crowd. The crowd dispersed in the evening. The officials detained the leaders of the protest and will take action in accordance with the law.

Some of the agressive protestors were also injured due to the security measures conducted by the security force in accordance with the law. —MNA

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