Myanmar: Textile factories catch fire during the protest

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YANGON, Myanmar – Two textile factories of owned by Chinese companies in the Hlaing Tharyar industrial zone caught fire during the violent confrontation between protesters and security forces on March 14. No one has claimed responsible for that incident.

The Chinese embassy has called for the Myanmar military to undertake further measures for the security of Chinese investments and Chinese workers in Myanmar.

Due to the violent crackdown of security forces, 50 people have died and 129 others have been wounded in Yangon. Myanmar’s military declared the martial law in five townships of the Yangon area.

After declaring martial law, there internet services in Myanmar has been cut off.

Many people who work for the factories are going back to their localities. Hlaing Tharyar is a populous area due largely to migrant workers.

By Htay Win
Photo credit- Khit Thit