U.S. Embassy Statement on Reports of Violence in Mrauk-U

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The U.S. Embassy wishes to express its distress at reports of violence last night in Mrauk-U and its deep concern for all innocent people affected by the violence, including condolences to the families of those killed.  The right of a people to peacefully assemble is a cornerstone of any democracy, as is respect for the rule of law.  We hope that reason and restraint will prevail and that, with a better understanding of these tragic events and how they unfolded, future incidents of violence can be prevented.