Saturday 20th February 2021
Injured and dead at demos
Myanmar police shoot hard at citizens
The security forces crack down on the demonstrators with the utmost severity. More deaths are to be lamented. Dozens of people are injured.
At least two people were killed by security forces during the protests against the military junta in Myanmar. About 30 other people were injured in Mandalay, rescue workers reported. Security forces opened fire on demonstrators in the city.
Security forces fired live ammunition at protesters who gathered for a rally in Mandalay, the country’s second largest city. According to the rescue workers, there is also a boy who was shot in the head. Several hundred police officers were involved in the operation at a shipyard. At least five people were also hit by rubber bullets, said a photographer who was on site.
The y also used rubber bullets and slingshots to disperse the protesters.
A woman was hit in the head by a rubber bullet. On a video broadcast live on Facebook, it sounded like shooting was ongoing. A young woman who was shot in the head during the protests against the coup on February 9 in Naypyidaw died on Friday.
Protesters want to overturn the constitution
The Southeast Asian country has been in turmoil since the military overthrew the government on February 1 and arrested 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 Myanmar continuously until 2011.