Myanmar’s junta forces Rohingyas to take part in anti-AA protests

The protests appear to be part of an effort by the regime to sow division amid mounting military losses against the AA in Rakhine State

Rohingyas living in northern Rakhine State’s Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships are being coerced into taking part in protests against the Arakan Army (AA), according to locals.

Videos of an anti-AA protest in Buthidaung began appearing on pro-regime social media channels on Tuesday. They show people holding signs with slogans such as “No Need for AA,” “Protect Buthidaung,” and “No need for armed clashes”.

In a post about the protest, junta supporters wrote that while the AA previously had amicable relations with the Rohingya, they have since begun to oppress the Muslim minority group.

Around 100 people can be seen taking part in the event, with the majority of the sign holders being young people.

A resident of Maungdaw who witnessed the demonstration said that a civilian vehicle full of junta personnel could be seen trailing the protesters.

“There was no security provided by the regime, but there. . .

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