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Showing posts with label Myanmar Crackdown. Show all posts
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Saturday, March 6, 2021

Myanmar Crackdown on Protests, Widely Filmed, Sparks Outrage

U.S News
Associated Press
Wire Service Content 
March 4, 2021, 
Anti-coup protesters discharge fire extinguishers to counter the impact of the tear gas fired by police during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar Thursday, March 4, 2021. Demonstrators in Myanmar protesting last month's military coup returned to the streets Thursday, undaunted by the killing of at least 38 people the previous day by security forces. (AP Photo) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

YANGON, MYANMAR (AP) — Footage of a brutal crackdown on protests against a coup in Myanmar unleashed outrage and calls for a stronger international response Thursday, a day after 38 people were killed. Videos showed security forces shooting a person at point-blank range and chasing down and savagely beating demonstrators.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

U.S. Slams ‘Repulsive’ Myanmar Crackdown as Death Toll

Bloomberg
Philip Heijmans
4 March 2021,
A protest in Yangon on March 3. 38 people were killed across the country on Wednesday. Photographer: AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. criticized Myanmar’s security forces for using deadly force against anti-coup protesters as the United Nations said another 38 protesters were killed across the country on Wednesday.

State Department spokesman Ned Price called the loss of life “repulsive” and reiterated that the U.S. was considering additional measures aimed at holding the military accountable. The fresh violence also comes after the junta told security forces to avoid using live bullets.

“We are always looking a policy options that are available to us and that are appropriate given the circumstances,” he said at a press briefing. “The loss of life, especially the loss of life in recent days, is abhorrent.”

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Myanmar crackdown: Lessons from recent history

THE ASEAN POST
Sheith Khidhir