Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Myanmar warns more protesters will be killed | World


Over the past two weeks, people have been demonstrating in cities and towns across Myanmar, protesting the military’s take to power after Monday’s coup and demanding that the military release Aung San Suu Kyi and other officials. .

“The protesters are inciting people, especially teenagers, to participate in the protest and risk their lives not being preserved,” according to a statement on state television MRTV. The statement also warned protesters not to incite riot and promote anarchy.

The warning came in the context of four people killed last week after security forces opened fire on a crowd of protesters in the city of Mandalay, Yangon and the capital Naypyitaw.

Myanmar witnessed the bloodiest protest day since the incident

A young woman protester named Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing died on February 19 after being shot in the head last week in the capital Naypyitaw. This is the first protester who died since February 1, becoming a protester of the protest movement against the military to take power. As for the military, a police officer died of his injuries while trying to disperse the crowd of protesters.

However, thousands of protesters continued to take to the streets in Yangon city on February 22. Markets and shops in many places are expected to remain closed in favor of the protesters.

“Blatant intervention”

Organization Association to Support Political Prisoners in Myanmar said as of February 21, 640 people have been arrested, charged or convicted after the coup on February 1.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres condemns the “use of lethal force” in Myanmar. The US, UK, and Canada have condemned the use of lethal force and in turn announced sanctions against Myanmar army generals. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on February 21 warned that Washington would take “hard action” against the Myanmar army.

In response, Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused the UN and foreign government of “blatant intervention” in the country’s internal affairs.

The Myanmar army came to power on February 1 after making allegations that there were cheating in the January 8 election, with Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party winning a great victory. for. Myanmar’s electoral commission has denied all charges by the military.

However, the military insists that coming to power, declaring a year-long emergency is constitutional and supported by the majority of the people, and then gradually uses force against protesters, according to AFP. Military and police sometimes use rubber bullets, tear gas, tornado, and even real bullets.

Ms. Suu Kyi is under house arrest and facing charges of violating the Natural Disaster Management Law and violating the import and export law for illegally importing 6 radios. She will appear in court on March 1.






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