Protesters regrouped in several cities of the country on Sunday, a day after security forces opened fire on protesters in Myanmar’s second largest city of Mandalay. The last rites of a youth killed in police firing were also done in the meantime.
Thousands of people are taking part in the protests on the streets of the country following the February 1 coup of Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government, and in these demonstrations Mya Thwet Thwet is the first woman to die, which has been officially confirmed. . The girl was shot dead on February 9, two days before her 20th birthday, during a protest in the capital, after which she died on Friday.
Nearly a thousand people gathered on vehicles and bikes outside the hospital in which his body was kept under tight security. However, the elderly relatives of the woman in the hospital, who had come from Yangon, were not allowed to enter. When his body was handed over to him, a long convoy of vehicles ran from the hospital to the cemetery with the corpse.
In Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, about 1000 protesters stood on the side of the road to pay their respects to the dead woman. Protestor Min Tet Nang said, “I want to tell the dictators and their allies through the media that we are peaceful protesters. Stop the carnage. Stop using deadly weapons. ”
Apart from this, a big protest was also organized in Mandalay where two protesters were killed by the police on Saturday. The incident took place when security personnel were pressurizing the employees to carry goods in a boat. These workers are also taking part in the movement, like railway workers and truck drivers and many public servants.
The firing occurred when the occupants of the vicinity reached the Yadanabon dock and tried to help in the demonstration of the staff. One of these juvenile protestors was shot in the head and died on the spot while a man was shot in the chest and died on the way to the hospital.
Several other people were also reported to be seriously injured. Eyewitness descriptions and spot photographs indicate that in addition to using rubber bullets, water cannons and slingshot, security forces opened fire. After these deaths there was also a sharp reaction from the international community.
Britain’s Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said on Twitter, “The firing on people who are performing peacefully is scandalous. We will consider further action with our international partners against crushing democracy and suppressing the tone of protest. ” Singapore has also condemned the use of force against the protesters.