Myanmar security forces shoot dead 13 anti-coup protesters despite calls for restraint By Reuters

© Reuters. Protest versus the army successful stroke in Yangon


(Reuters) – Myanmar safety pressures opened up fire on objections versus army policy on Wednesday, eliminating a minimum of 13 individuals, witnesses as well as media reported, a day after neighbouring nations asked for restriction as well as used to assist Myanmar solve the situation.

The safety pressures turned to live fire with little caution in numerous communities as well as cities, witnesses claimed, as the junta showed up a lot more established than ever before to destroy objections versus the Feb. 1 successful stroke that ousted the chosen federal government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

“It’s horrific, it’s a massacre. No words can describe the situation and our feelings,” young people lobbyist Thinzar Shunlei Yi informed Reuters by means of a messaging application.

A representative for the judgment army council did not respond to phone call looking for remark.

The heaviest toll remained in the main community of Monywa, where 5 individuals – 4 males as well as one lady – were eliminated, claimed Ko Thit Sar, editor of the Monywa Gazette.

“We’ve confirmed with family members and doctors, five people have been killed,” he informed Reuters.

“At least 30 people are wounded, some still unconscious.”

In the major city Yangon, witnesses claimed a minimum of 3 individuals were eliminated when safety pressures opened up fire with automated tools in the very early night.

“I heard so much continuous firing. I lay down on the ground, they shoot a lot and I saw two people killed on the spot,” militant Kaung Pyae Sone Tun, 23, informed Reuters. He claimed numerous individuals were injured as well as lugged away.

Two individuals were eliminated in the nation’s second-biggest city Mandalay, a witness as well as media records claimed. Two individuals were eliminated in the north mining community of Hpakant, a resident there claimed, as well as a single person was eliminated in the main community of Myingyan.

At the very least 35 individuals have actually been eliminated given that the successful stroke.

The physical violence came a day after international preachers from Southeast Asian neighbors prompted restriction yet fell short to unify behind an ask for the launch Suu Kyi as well as the repair of freedom.

“The country is like the Tiananmen Square in most of its major cities,” the Archbishop of Yangon, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, claimed on Twitter, describing the fierce reductions of student-led objections in Beijing in 1989.

Security pressures separating objections in Yangon restrained concerning 300 militants, the Myanmar Now information company reported.

Video uploaded on social networks revealed lines of boys, hands on heads, submitting right into military vehicles as authorities as well as soldiers stood guard. Reuters was not able to validate the video.


Images of a 19-year-old lady, among both shot dead in Mandalay, revealed her using a Tees that check out “Everything will be OK”.

Police in Yangon bought 3 paramedics out of a rescue, skyrocketed the windshield and after that kicked as well as defeated the employees with weapon butts as well as batons, video clip program by U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia revealed. Reuters was not able to validate the video clip separately.

Democracy lobbyist Esther Ze Naw informed Reuters that the sacrifices of those that passed away would certainly not fail.

“We will continue this fight and win. We shall overcome this and win,” she claimed.

On Tuesday, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) fell short to make an innovation in an online international preachers’ conference on Myanmar.

While joined in an ask for restriction, just 4 participants – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines as well as Singapore – asked for the launch of Suu Kyi as well as various other detainees.

“We expressed ASEAN’s readiness to assist Myanmar in a positive, peaceful and constructive manner,” the ASEAN chair, Brunei, claimed in a declaration.

Myanmar’s state media claimed the military-appointed international priest, Wunna Maung Lwin, went to the seminar as well as “apprised the meeting of voting irregularities” in a November political election.

The army warranted the successful stroke claiming its problems of citizen scams in the Nov. 8 ballot were overlooked. Suu Kyi’s event won by a landslide, making a 2nd term.

The political election payment claimed the ballot was reasonable.

Junta leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has actually vowed to hold brand-new political elections yet provided no time at all structure.

Foreign companies ought to put on hold all company in Myanmar to send out a clear message to the army, Chris Sidoti, a previous U.N. specialist on the nation claimed.

Suu Kyi, 75, has actually been held incommunicado given that the successful stroke yet showed up at a court hearing by means of video clip conferencing today as well as searched in health, an attorney claimed.

She is among almost 1,300 individuals that have actually been restrained, according to protestors.

Ousted President Win Myint is dealing with 2 brand-new costs, his legal representative, Khin Maung Zaw, claimed, consisting of one for a violation of the constitution that is culpable by as much as 3 years behind bars.