Myanmar Security Forces Kill Over 80 Anti-coup Protesters

Myanmar security forces kill over 80 anti-coup protesters -group
Students take part in a rally demanding peace at the war-torn Kachin State in Yangon, Myanmar May 12...

More than 80 people have been killed in Myanmar after the troops used rifle grenades to break down protests in a city near Yangon, according to a report. Security forces targeted the main fortress for activists opposing the military coup in Bago in early Friday morning.

Witnesses reported that the army used the assault rifle, heavy weaponry, and grenades during the attack. The roadblocks set up by demonstrators were destroyed. Association of Assistance for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and the well-known news sites Myanmar Now said that 82 people were killed on Saturday.


The protest group leaders told Myanmar Now that no one could go outside when the troops opened fire on anyone they saw on the streets. “They opened fire on every shadow,” said a leader, Ye Htut. “I feel like they are doing genocide against his own people.”

Hundreds of residents living near the area were believed to have escaped their homes. The United Nations in Myanmar said there was “a severe artillery used against civilians and medical treatments rejected for injured.”

If the death toll accurate, it would bring the total number of people killed since the military coup on February 1 to nearly 700. Nearly 3,000 people have been detained by security forces, including former Myanmar civil leaders Aung Suu Kyi.

While the senior member of the political party Ms. Suu Kyi mostly remained under the house’s arrest, several officials had risked their position to speak in the name of democracy. They included ambassadors to the UK who were locked out from the Embassy in London on Wednesday by its military attaché.

In the past week, Junta has issued an arrest warrant for at least 60 people, including actors, musicians, and those in the field of literature and theater art, to disseminate the information they say damage the country’s stability.

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