Massacre in Myanmar; Yesterday alone, 114 people were killed

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In some places, the army carried out airstrikes

Three children were killed

Yangon: Military regime’s manhunt in Myanmar on Saturday, Armed Forces Day. International media reported that 114 people, including children, were killed when security forces opened fire on protesters in various cities. This is the first time so many protesters have been killed in a single day in Myanmar. Ninety people were killed in a shootout between police and soldiers on the 14th of this month.

The international community also reacted strongly to the military’s massacre. The U.S. envoy responded that the news was shocking. British Ambassador Dan Chuck said the military should withdraw from such actions.

The army has reportedly carried out airstrikes in some places. Four people were killed when security forces opened fire on protesters outside a police station in Yangon. 10 people were injured. At least 13 people have been killed in attacks in various parts of Mandalay.

‘The Irrawaddy’ reported that three children were among those killed and that 28 places were attacked. Dr Sansa, a spokesman for the protesters, said it was a disgraceful day for the military and that military leaders were celebrating Armed Forces Day by killing innocent people.

But Army Chief Min Aung Laing said the people would be protected and elections would be held. Laying was addressing the nation on television on the 76th Armed Forces Day.

He said the protests were a threat to the country’s stability and that Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and the ruling National League for Democracy had seized power because of their “illegal activities”. He also alleged that protesters opened fire on security personnel.

Russian Defense Minister Alexander Formin attended the parade as part of Armed Forces Day. The Russian presence at the parade comes as international protests against the military intensify. The U.S., Britain and the European Union have imposed sanctions on those responsible for the coup. But Russia and China are backing the military junta.

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