Riot Police

   (Lon Htein)
   Detachments of special police, essentially a paramilitary unit, used for crowd control, separate from the regular People's Police Force of the Ne Win era. Commanded by Sein Lwin, they killed hundreds of protesting students in March and June 1988, especially during the White Bridge Incident of March 16. After martial law was declared in Rangoon (Yangon) in early August 1988, the Tatmadaw took over public order functions in the capital. Citizens' hopes that the army would act better than the Riot Police were severely disappointed.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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