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    Killer Myanmar Security Forces Disperse Anti-coup Protesters With Stun Grenades, Tear Gas


     

    Deadly security forces in Myanmar have reportedly used stun grenades and tear gas in dispersing anti-coup protesters  Yangon’s Insein Road.

    Reports say at least three protesters were detained in Sanchaung Township on Tuesday morning, March 2, 2021.

     

    According to independent news outlet, Myanmar Now in a tweet sighted by African Entertainment, “despite lethal crackdowns on Sunday, protesters are returning to the streets in different parts of Yangon. #WhatsHapppeningInMyanmar https://t.co/WhfyeZs7po”.

    Reports indicated that soldiers chased after the protesters into the alleys of Hlaing township in Yangon.

    Killings

    As earlier reported by African Entertainment, at least 19 protesters have been killed by police officers in Myanmar.

    The United Nations (UN) human rights office first reported about the killings.

    According to the report, police fired the protesters on the deadliest day of anti-coup rallies.

    Other reports by local media outlets in Myanmar indicate deaths were reported in several cities including Yangon, Dawei and Mandalay.

    Police are alleged to have used live rounds and tear gas.

    The crackdown by security forces on protesters is reported to have started on Saturday, February 27, 2021.

    The bloody and deadly crackdown came after weeks of protests against the February 1, 2021 military takeover which saw Aung San Suu Kyi, being overthrown and detained.

    Social media posts sighted by African Entertainment showed injured protesters being treated.

    Memorial

    As earlier reported by African Entertainment, anti-coup protesters in Myanmar held memorials in Yangon few days ago for a protester who was allegedly shot dead.

    The female protester, Mya Thwe Thwe Khine, reportedlh passed away in Naypyitaw on Friday morning, February 19, 2021, after she was allegedly shot in the head last week as police dispersed a crowd in the capital, Naypyidaw.

    Her death, African Entertainment understands, marked the first protest fatality since the military takeover in Myanmar nearly three weeks ago.

    According to reports, a number of Myanmar ethnic groups protested on the morning of Saturday, February 20, 2021, in what has been described as a show of opposition to the coup that removed the government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

    What do the protesters want?

    Protesters in Myanmar are calling for the restoration of the elected government, the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and others.

    They are also calling for the scrapping of a 2008 constitution. The 2008 Constitution is believed to have been drawn up under military supervision, and accordingly gives the army a decisive role in politics.

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