Web Desk. More than 80 people have been killed in Myanmar’s security forces during a crackdown on protesters in Bago, an area near Yangon.
The incident took place on April 9, according to a report by the British news agency Reuters, an observer group called the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP), and a local Myanmar news agency.
As per two eyes witnesses and local media reports, the total number of people killed in the Bago area, 90 kilometers northeast of Yangon, could not be ascertained as security forces placed the bodies in the Zeyar Muni pagoda compound and the area is completely closed.
According to Myanmar Now, the firing started on Friday morning and carry on till noon. As per the local news agency, one of the protesters says, It’s like genocide, they are also firing on the shadows.
According to the social media accounts, many locals have been forced to relocate from the Bago area. The Myanmar military says Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide victory in November, after which we revolted.
The AAPP, which has maintained a record number of protesters killed on a daily basis, had earlier said that 618 people had been killed since the uprising, a figure disputed by the military.
The military junta spokesman Maj. Gen. Zaw Min Tun speaks to the news conference that 248 civilians and 16 police officers had been killed in the Myanmar capital and that no automatic weapons had been used by security forces.
According to the AFP reports that the death toll in the crackdown since the uprising in Myanmar has risen to more than 700 by the end of the last week.
On February 1, Myanmar’s military overthrew the country’s elected political government, protests break out across the country against the army’s action, which continues to this day, with forces still using relentless force.
International NGO, Save The Children, a children’s rights NGO said in a report that Myanmar’s military had killed more than 40 children throughout the crackdown on the protests.