Myanmar Protests Death: In Myanmar, security forces have killed at least 12 people opposing the coup. Five of these people died of bullet injuries. At the same time a large number of people have also been injured. The police fired indiscriminately on the demonstrators in Mandalay, the country’s second largest city. One person has also died in Tawana, a suburban area of the country’s largest city of Yangon. The death toll due to the use of force may also be high because the police have taken some dead bodies in their possession.
The condition of some of the injured remains critical. Also, doctors and nurses say that it is not possible to treat the injured better in temporary hospitals. Due to the control of security forces on many hospitals, the medical staff is boycotting them, and in many, the demonstrators are not going to get treatment. In Myanmar, the United Nations independent human rights activist Tom Andrew said on Thursday that according to ‘reliable information’ Myanmar security forces have killed at least 70 people (Myanmar Protests Death Toll).
People are being shot
Mandal-based activist Myat Thew said, “They are behaving as if they are in the field of war, that too with armed people.” He said that even a 13-year-old child has been killed. Another demonstrator, Theun Tun, said he saw two people being shot, including a Buddhist monk (Myanmar Protests Background). Tun said, “One of them has been galvanized on the thigh and another person has been shot and killed badly.” The witness present at the scene said that the security forces were initially preventing an ambulance from reaching the injured. Due to which a protestor died.
The coup took place on 1 February
In this country, the army was overthrown on 1 February. Simultaneously imposed the Emergency for a year and detained other senior leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar Protests After Coup). Since then, a large number of people are taking to the streets to protest. People demand that democracy should be restored in the country and the detained leaders should be released. Countries around the world have expressed concern about the situation in Myanmar. Concerns over the situation in Myanmar have also been expressed in the first quad meeting between the US, India, Japan and Australia.