Muslim School in Rangoon Attacked
22 February 2013
Inter-communal violence flared up in a suburb of Rangoon earlier this week as a group of several hundred Buddhists attacked a Muslim school and local businesses, Democratic Voice of Burma reports. According to witness accounts, several outside Buddhist nationalist instigators—armed with sticks—rallied a crowd on Sunday and Monday to attack a religious school that was under repair at Thaketa Township. A group of around 300 people raided the school building and local business and hurled stones at local Muslims. The attack was preceded by rumors that the school would be turned into a mosque, DVB said, adding that local media had carried the unsubstantiated story.