Thousands of Kachin Locals Call on Burma Army to Stop Assaults

Following intensified clashes between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), an estimated 10,000 members of the Kachin public staged a demonstration on Monday on the manaw festival grounds in the state capital of Myitkyina, calling for an end to ongoing armed conflict.

The demonstration was held from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Sitapu Ward. Participants included locals, religious leaders, historians, environmentalists and members of civil society groups.


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