Myanmar Army has also carried out air strikes on people with fighter jets. These attacks have been carried out on a village located near the border of Thailand.
Protests against military coup continue in Myanmar
Myanmar Army Launches Air Strikes First at Funeral: The Myanmar Protests Crackdown has crossed all limits and opened fire on the people who attended the funeral on Sunday. Some witnesses have given information about this matter. These people attended the funeral of 114 people who were murdered a day earlier on Saturday (Myanmar Protests Against Military Coup). This day is the biggest bloody day since the coup on 1 February. Information about how many people have died in this shootout in Bago city has not yet been revealed. This place is located near the capital city of Yangon.
Apart from this, the Myanmar army has also carried out airstrikes on people using fighter jets on Saturday itself. These attacks have been carried out on the village near the border of Thailand, which is controlled by the armed ethnic group. Now the possibility of civil war in the country has intensified (Myanmar Protests Military Coup). This group, called the Karen National Union (KNU), has control over the southeastern region (Myanmar Army Launches Air Strikes). The army carried out the air raid at around 8 pm, after which the villagers were forced to flee from there.
‘Bombs thrown at area’
A spokesman for the civil society group Karen Peace Support Network said, “They have thrown bombs on the area, villagers say that two people have died and two have been injured.” The spokesman said that this is a remote area, so contact could not be made but it could happen that more people died (Myanmar Protests After Coup). There have been protests in Myanmar on Sunday in several other cities including Yangon and Mandalay, the two largest cities. On Saturday, the army has taken the biggest violent action ever. That is also the day when the army has celebrated Armed Forces Day. After which the dead are being cremated in many places.
Children also included in the dead
Among the 114 people killed, six children between the ages of 10 and 16 years are also involved. The most bloody day is being criticized internationally. In Myanmar, the United Nations Special Rapporteur has said that the army has committed ‘a large number of murders’ and has appealed to the world not to support the military government. Also said that the arms access to the army here should be stopped (Myanmar Protests Reason). Western countries have also imposed restrictions and criticized Myanmar troops. The coup took place here on February 1, after which the army arrested the leaders of the elected government. Since then, people all over the country have been demanding the restoration of democracy and the release of detained leaders.
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