Protesters Arrested in Sagaing Region

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Two women were arrested by Burma Army soldiers who confiscated their motorbike in the town of Homalin, Sagaing Region, according to an eyewitness.

“Soldiers arrested them when they were hiding in a bush,” a woman told Khonumthung News. She said the women are detained at Myoma Police Station in Homalin but couldn’t provide more information.

Ma Cho Lwin, from Nawng Pakyit village and an unidentified woman were arrested the evening of May 2 after joining a protest against the junta in Homalin earlier in the day.

Elders of the town are negotiating with police officers for their release.

Armed forces killed several protesters and arrested many others during Global Myanmar Spring Revolution rallies across the country on Sunday.

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