Another tragic day in Myanmar. Burmese troops did not spare a crowd of people and they shot at the participants in a funeral in Bago, not far from the commercial capital of the country, Yangon. The day after the death of at least 114 people, during the protests in the state of Southeast Asia since the coup of 1 February last, at the funeral of one of these – a young student – there were gunshots of the military.
People had gathered for the last farewell to a 20 year old, a Muslim student union member, killed Saturday by the regime’s armed forces. At the moment, according to Reuters, who spoke to three witnesses, there are no reports of victims.
In fact, today they were scheduled the funeral for the killed protesters by the security forces in Myanmar in the aftermath of the bloodiest day of the crackdown on protests. At least 114 people have been killed following the violence in what the military celebrated as the “day of the Armed Forces”, condemned by the UN special rapporteur for human rights in the country, Tom Andrews, as a “massacre” on the “day of infamy”. Funeral processions took place in major cities, including Yangon, Meiktila, Monywa and Mandalay, local media Mizzima, Khit Thit News and Rfa reported. According to l‘Association of assistance for prisoners (Aapp), the death toll from military repression has risen to a total of 423, while protests and clashes in different parts of the country were also reported today.
March 28, 2021 (change March 28, 2021 | 16:47)