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Myanmar coup: Demonstrators killed in violent crackdown


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

15th Mar, 2021. 11:43 am
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Thirty-eight protesters have been killed in the deadly clashes in Myanmar amid the military coup.

As per the details, security forces opened fire in Yangon. Protesters were seen using sticks and knives to face the forces.

According to the international news agency, at least 21 people were reportedly killed in Yangon on Sunday. More people were killed and wounded in other areas of the country.

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group said the day’s death toll was at least 38.

Medical workers informed the international news agency that the number of people killed in the Yangon area of Hlaing Tharyar was likely to rise, with dozens suffering gunshot wounds.

Martial law was declared in the area as Chinese businesses were attacked.

Martial law was declared in Hlaing Tharyar and Shwepyitha as China said Chinese factories in the area had been targeted and demanded protection.

Official statements from China say that people armed with iron bars, axes, and petrol had set alight and damaged 10 Chinese facilities – mostly clothing production or storage factories – in Yangon. A Chinese hotel was also attacked.

The Chinese embassy said some “factories were looted and destroyed and much Chinese staff was injured and trapped”.

The embassy also urged Myanmar to “take further effective measures to stop all acts of violence, punish the perpetrators in accordance with the law and ensure the safety of life and property of Chinese companies and personnel in Myanmar”.

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