Web Desk. Three months after the ouster of Myanmar’s elected government, people are still refusing to accept the military rule, with security forces firing on a large demonstration that killed seven people and injured several others.
According to the Reuters news agency, in view of the operations of the security forces at the public level in Myanmar, an organization called ‘Global Myanmar Spring Revolution’ has been formed for organized demonstrations.
“The organization called for the unity of the people of Myanmar to shake the world.”
Protesting Buddhist monks marched on cities and towns across the country, including the commercial center of Yangon and the second-largest city, Mandalay, where two protesters were killed.
The local news agency reported that security personnel in plain clothes were present in Mandalay with weapons. He said two people were killed in the central town of Wetlet and two more were killed in different parts of Shan State, one in the northern city of Hpakant.
Myanmar’s military government has not commented on the incidents. The United Nations says ethnic riots have erupted in the northern and western border areas since the army took control of the government, leaving thousands homeless.
Clashes continue between armed people and the army in several parts of Myanmar, and security personnel guarding government installations are being targeted with rockets, bombs, and small arms.
Several protesters were killed, media reported, after Myanmar security forces opened fire on some of the biggest protests against military rule in days, which organizers said would ‘shake the world with the voice of Myanmar people's unity’ https://t.co/ij3bsjnUHe pic.twitter.com/lBtBo76p2C
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No group has claimed responsibility for the blasts, according to the report. Local media reported that a bomb had exploded at a police station near a barracks in Yangon, setting vehicles on fire, but no casualties were reported.
Later, another blast was reported in another area of the city and outside the house of a prominent businessman in the Shan State. The state broadcaster said in a report that a total of 11 explosions took place in 36 hours, most of them in Yangon.
The organization, which works for the rights of political prisoners said security forces had killed about 759 civilians since taking over the government. The military, meanwhile, acknowledged that 248 protesters had been killed in mid-April in connection with the unrest.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) says protests and civil disobedience are causing the worst damage to Myanmar’s economy, with 25 million people living below the poverty line.
The military says it has received complaints that the November election was rigged by Aung San Suu Kyi and that no action has been taken. Aung San Suu Kyi has been in custody since early February, and the 75-year-old leader and other political leaders are in jail.