Community from Myanmar in Jacksonville reacts to growing violence in home country
A bloody and horrific weekend of violence in the country of Myanmar is having a chilling effect on thousands of residents in Jacksonville. The violence has killed at least 114 people, including many childrenAn estimated 10,000 of the greater Jacksonville area have emigrated from the southeast Asian country. They both live in Jacksonville, along with thousands of residents originally from the country formerly called Burma. This is spawned from a military takeover in early February, and massive pro-democracy protests that have broken out. One estimate shows around 459 people killed since the military takeover on Feb. 1.