Myanmar security forces killed at least 34 protesters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar security forces have dramatically escalated their crackdown on protests against last month’s uprising, in which at least 34 protesters were killed in several cities on Wednesday, according to local social media accounts and data analysts. According to reports.

U.N. The Human Rights Office said the killings took place on Sunday, and the international community has responded appropriately to the violence, which has surpassed 18, the highest number of daily deaths since February 1. Also in Wednesday’s video, security forces fired slingshots at protesters, chased them and brutally beat an ambulance crew.

Tolls can also be high; The death toll from the Democratic and Voice of Burma, an independent television and news online news service, has risen to 38.

Protesters have been flooding the streets of cities across the country since the military seized power and ousted the elected government of leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Their numbers have remained high, as security forces have repeatedly fired tear gas, rubber bullets and live rounds to disperse the crowd and arrest protesters.

Peaceful resistance to harsh military rule – and the country with a long history of brutal crackdowns – is unfortunately introduced. After five decades of military rule, the uprising reversed years of slow progress toward democracy in the Southeast Asian nation.

The death toll on Wednesday was compiled by a data analyst who spoke on condition of anonymity because he feared for his safety. He collected information on the victims’ names, ages, homelands and where and how they killed them.

The Associated Press was unable to independently confirm most of the reported deaths, but some squares with post-line postings. A data analyst based in Yangon, the country’s largest city, said he had gathered information to honor those killed for their heroic resistance.

According to their list, the highest death toll was in Yangon, where there were a total of 18. In the town of Monyava, where a huge crowd had formed, eight people were killed. Three deaths were reported in Mandalay, the country’s second-largest city, and two in Salin, a city in the Magway region. Both Mingyangan and Kale had the same death toll in Moulamyan and southeastern Myanmar.

As part of the crackdown, security forces also arrested hundreds of people, including journalists. On Saturday, at least eight journalists, including Than Zhou of the Associated Press, were detained. એક વીડિયોમાં બતાવવામાં આવ્યું હતું કે પોલીસે વિરોધ પ્રદર્શન કરતા લોકો ઉપર એક શેરી ચાર્જ કરી હતી, પરંતુ પોલીસ અધિકારીઓએ તેને પકડી પાડ્યો હતો, જેમણે તેને હથિયારથી પકડ્યો હતો અને તેને કૂચ કરતા પહેલા સંક્ષિપ્તમાં પકડ્યો હતો.

He is accused of violating public safety laws Which could see him in prison for up to three years.

The escalation has led to increased diplomatic efforts to resolve Myanmar’s political crisis – but few options are available. It is not yet clear if the rising death toll on Wednesday could change dynamically.

The UN Security Council is expected to hold a closed-door meeting on Friday to discuss the situation, with council diplomats speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to release information before the official announcement. The United Kingdom requested the meeting, they said.

However, any concerted action at the United Nations would be difficult as the two permanent members of the Security Council, China and Russia, would almost certainly veto it. Some countries have considered imposing or imposing their own sanctions.

On Wednesday, the UN special envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Berzner, told reporters at UN headquarters in New York that she receives about 2,000 messages a day from people inside Myanmar, many of them “really willing to take action from the international community.”

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, of which Myanmar is a member, held a teleconference meeting of foreign ministers on Tuesday to discuss the crisis.

But, even there, action is not possible. The regional group of 10 nations has a tradition of not interfering in each other’s internal affairs. A statement issued by the chair after the meeting called for talks on how to end the violence and reach a peaceful settlement.

Ignoring that appeal, Myanmar’s security forces on Wednesday continued to attack peaceful protesters.

In addition to the deaths, news of other violence has also been received. In Yangon, widely circulated video taken from security cameras showed police brutally beating ambulance crew members in the city – apparently after they were arrested. All three members of the police crew can be seen kicking and firing rifles.

The security forces are believed to be the only ones to arrest and abuse the medical workers, as members of the medical profession started a civil disobedience movement in the country to resist the junta.

In Mandalay, with the support of soldiers, riot police broke up a rally and chased about 1,000 teachers and students across a street, as gunfire could be heard.

AP’s video showed a detachment of police firing on protesters in a clear direction.


Associated Press writer Edith M. at the UN headquarters in New York. Lederer contributed to this report.


The story has been updated to correct that not two but one death has been reported in Mingyangan.