One more killed shot by police in Myanmar
Published: 06:07 PM, 5 March 2021
One more protester has been killed in police firing in Myanmar. The incident took place in Mandalay, the country’s second-largest city on Friday.
According to international media reports, thousands of protesters were protesting peacefully in Mandalay but suddenly attacked by police. In the meantime, police tried to disperse the protesters firing tear gas and using stun, but after failing to oust the protesters when the police opened fire a 25-year-old man was killed.
A total of 54 people have been killed since the military overthrew the civilian government in a military coup.
Meanwhile, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said Myanmar’s military must stop killing and arresting protesters. It is absolutely unacceptable for the security forces to fire fresh shots on peaceful protesters across the country.
Incidentally, since the military coup on February 1, there have been mass protests and civil disobedience movements in Myanmar. Protesters are demanding an end to military rule and the release of the country’s elected leaders. While the international community has condemned the country’s coup and violent crackdown on protesters, the military government has ignored it. The United States has already imposed sanctions on several senior Myanmar military officials for using force against protesters.