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Global outcry in the aftermath of the bloodiest day since the coup


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Burma sinks into repression – / AP / SIPA

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Protesters took to the streets this Sunday in Burma the day after the bloodiest day of repression since the February 1 coup, with at least 107 dead including seven children, violence strongly condemned by the international community. Activists for the restoration of democracy called for new demonstrations on Saturday, the day when the army organizes a gigantic parade every year in front of the head of the army, now head of the junta, General Min Aung Hlaing.

On Saturday evening, Min Aung Hlaing and his wife entertained dignitaries, including Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomine, at a sumptuous alfresco dinner in Naypyidaw. The official mirror newspaper reported that a concert was given as well as a drone show featuring Min Aung Hlaing saluting.

Heavy toll

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The United Nations estimated Saturday’s death toll at 107 people – including seven children – but expects that toll to rise further. Local media report 114 dead. “The shameful, cowardly and brutal actions of the army and the police – which were filmed shooting protesters as they fled and which did not even spare young children – must be immediately stopped” , said two senior UN officials, Michelle Bachelet and Alice Wairimu Nderitu, in a joint statement.

The death toll since the February 1 coup has risen to at least 423, according to AAPP, a local NGO that records the death toll since the coup. This Sunday, the Burmese once again took to the streets of Yangon and other cities to demand a return to democracy, and numerous funerals were due to be held across the country, which is recovering from its bloodiest day since. the putsch.

The world is alerting

The heads of the defense forces of 12 countries, including the United States, Great Britain, Japan and Germany, condemned on the night of Saturday to Sunday the use of force by the Burmese army against “unarmed” civilians. “A professional army follows international standards of conduct and has a responsibility to protect the people it serves, not to harm them,” they say in a rare joint statement.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he was “horrified” by the “terror” of the Burmese military. His British counterpart Dominic Raab considered that the junta had crossed a “new level” in the repression. The US embassy in Yangon asked its citizens to limit their movements on Sunday, calling on them to be “careful” if they had to travel. The American Cultural Center in Yangon was the target of gunfire on Saturday. The military used live ammunition in more than 40 townships in nine regions, including Yangon, the country’s largest city, according to the AAPP.

First aerial bombardments

“Junta forces fired automatic weapons on residential areas, killing many civilians, including six children between the ages of ten and sixteen,” the NGO said. “The fact that the illegitimate military regime targets children is a serious act of inhumanity.”

Meanwhile, an armed rebel group from the Karen ethnic minority, the Karen National Union, claimed to have been bombarded by junta hunters in the east on Saturday, hours after the rebel group seized a military base.

This is the first air attack in this state in 20 years. The target, the Fifth Brigade of the National Karen Union (KNU), is one of the largest armed groups in the country and claims to represent the Karen people. New airstrikes on Sunday pushed 2,000 people from two villages in Karen state to cross the Thai border for safety, according to Hsa Moo.


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