The killing of two teens at recent protests is appalling, but nothing new for the Tatmadaw, which has waged a brutal campaign of violence against ethnic minorities for years

This is an incomplete list of deaths and injuries of young ppl in conflict zones over the last year
An 11-year-old boy was injured by an artillery attack in Hpapun district, Kayin State in January 2021
burmacampaign.org.uk/urgent-interna…
Four children were injured by an artillery strike in Ann Township Rakhine State, the youngest just four-years-old, in November 2020
rfa.org/burmese/news/s…
Three people, including a one-year-old infant, were killed when a car struck a landmine in Rakhine’s Maungdaw Township in November 2020. In 2019, the Tatmadaw was the only govt force in the world still planting land mines
myanmar-now.org/mm/news/5051
A man was killed and two others, including a 14-year-old boy, were seriously injured when a road worker picked up an unexploded shell in Myebon Township, Rakhine State in November 2020
bnionline.net/en/news/road-w…
Two Rohingya children, aged 13 and 14, were killed when the Tatmadaw forced them to guide troops through Arakan Army territory in Buthidaung Township in October 2020
rfa.org/english/news/m…
A nine-year-old boy was killed by an artillery strike in Mrauk-U Township, Rakhine State in October 2020
irrawaddy.com/news/burma/art…
A 20-year-old schoolteacher was killed by a shelling attack in Rathedaung Township in Rakhine State in October 2020
burma.irrawaddy.com/news/2020/10/1…
Seven civilians, including a three-year-old child, were killed in an airstrike in Chin State’s Paletwa Township in April 2020. Another three-year-old and a 12-year-old were among the injured
irrawaddy.com/news/burma/sev…
A 13-year-old boy was killed in Kyauktaw Township, Rakhine State by Tatmadaw gunfire in April 2020. 12 other civilians were were injured in the attack
rfa.org/english/news/m…
Five Rohingya, including a 12-year-old boy, were killed during clashes between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army in Mrauk-U, Rakhine State in March 2020.
straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/5…

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Some thoughts on mob violence and how it relates to Yangon’s current “night patrols”. Mob violence by civilians is common in situations where civilians have no trust in police or judicial system. It can be compounded by fear and suspicion. Sound familiar?
Cambodia, for example, is one of the most corrupt countries on earth. Locals often dole out mob justice, especially to wealthy people who they believe will bribe their way out of trouble. In 2017, a man was viciously beaten by a mob after killing 3 in a hit and run
But there are also instances of grave errors. A mentally ill man beaten to death for acting suspiciously in 2015. A professor beaten into a coma after a minor fender bender that the mob mistakenly believed had killed somebody
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