UN Secretary General António Guterres sharply criticized the violent repression of the security forces against the demonstrators.
In Burma, one day after the worst clashes to date during protests against the military coup, tens of thousands of people took to the streets with two dead. UN Secretary General António Guterres sharply criticized the violent repression of the security forces against the demonstrators. He condemned the “use of lethal force” in Burma, wrote Guterres on Sunday night on Twitter.
In Mandalay, where protesters were fatally shot on Saturday, tens of thousands of opponents of the generals gathered on Sunday to protest peacefully. In the largest city of Yangon, thousands of people gathered at two different junctions and chanted slogans against military rule. Similar protests were reported from many cities in all regions on Sunday.
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The madness has to stop”
The UN special envoy for Burma, Tom Andrews, was appalled and called for the “madness” to stop immediately. Guterres emphasized: “Everyone has the right to assemble peacefully.” At the same time, he called on all sides in Burma to respect the results of the previous election and to re-form a government of civilians.
The state newspaper “Global New Light of Burma” reported that striking shipyard workers sabotaged ships and attacked police officers with sticks, knives and slingshots. Eight police officers and several soldiers were injured.
The report did not mention the dead protesters.
The young woman died on Friday as a result of her injury. A week ago she was shot in the head at a rally. Military-owned media reported the woman was not killed with a police weapon. That is evident from the examination of the sphere.
Demand the reinstatement of Suu Kyi
The military overthrew the government on February 1 and arrested the de facto Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi. On that day, the parliament newly elected in November should have met for its first session. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NDL) party won the election by a large margin, but the military speaks of fraud.
The army ruled Burma continuously until 2011.
(APA / AFP / dpa / Reuters)