A 'war zone': Witnesses describe violence at Myanmar protests

Source: Al Jazeera English - View Original Article
Published: Feb 21, 2021
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Policy Leaning Analysis:

This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of -49% Liberal:

  • 9 negative sentiments for Police funding


Politician Portrayal Analysis:

This article includes the following Politician Portrayal sentiments, providing an average sentiment of 50% Negative and bias score of N/A:

1 negative sentiment for Donald Trump
1 negative sentiment for Deb Haaland


Policies:

Police funding

Politicians:

Donald Trump
Deb Haaland

Sentiments

  •   Liberal
-6% "She and her team witnessed police deploying water cannon, beating protesters, and firing on them with live rounds, rubber bullets, and slingshots.""
-7% "Her team was called over by police to treat two injured protesters who were being held in a police van.""
-11% "Soon after, police started beating people.""
-12% "On Wednesday evening, soldiers and police attacked a housing complex for the staff of the government-run Myanma Railways, many of whom are on strike, ..."
-13% "She said a group of protesters had also gathered near the port, creating a crowd that police could not pass through.""
-15% "Demonstrations have also been violently dispersed in Mon State, Kachin State, and the isolated capital of Naypyidaw, where a 19-year-old woman who was shot ..."
-16% "It has been a different story in Mandalay and other parts of Myanmar, where police and soldiers are using increasingly violent methods to snuff ..."
-22% "In another incident that drew widespread outrage, a 21-year-old with cerebral palsy was brutally beaten by police in Mandalay while working as a volunteer ..."


*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -50% to 50% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

44% : She and her team witnessed police deploying water cannon, beating protesters, and firing on them with live rounds, rubber bullets, and slingshots.
43% : Her team was called over by police to treat two injured protesters who were being held in a police van.
39% : Soon after, police "started beating people".
38% : On Wednesday evening, soldiers and police attacked a housing complex for the staff of the government-run Myanma Railways, many of whom are on strike, refusing to work for the military government.
37% : Police opened fire on peaceful protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-biggest city, killing two - including a 16-year-old who was shot in the head - and injuring more than 20.
37% : She said a group of protesters had also gathered near the port, creating a crowd that police could not pass through.
35% : Demonstrations have also been violently dispersed in Mon State, Kachin State, and the isolated capital of Naypyidaw, where a 19-year-old woman who was shot in the head by police during protests on February 9 died on Friday.
34% : It has been a different story in Mandalay and other parts of Myanmar, where police and soldiers are using increasingly violent methods to snuff out protests.
28% : In another incident that drew widespread outrage, a 21-year-old with cerebral palsy was brutally beaten by police in Mandalay while working as a volunteer to clean up rubbish after protests.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -50% to 50% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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