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Burma: three new dead, protests resume after night of violence


At least three people died on Saturday in Yangon. Violence had already taken place during the night, after the repression by the arm

The situation is still not calming down in Burma.

At least three people were killed this Saturday, in new demonstrations, after an already deadly night of violence.

Security forces cracked down on vigils that were held in memory of dozens of dead since the army took power.

A 21-year-old man is among the victims.

More than 20 people were injured, including a monk, according to an AFP journalist and a doctor on the spot.


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On the night of Friday to Saturday, three other people had already been killed in Rangoon, the economic capital.

Videos shared Friday night on social networks show police officers catching three residents of the Thaketa district in the middle of the street.

They hit them on the head and then take them with them.

Burmese then went to the police station to protest and shots were heard in the neighborhood, reports an AFP reporter.

"The security forces arrested three young men and, while we were following them to recover them, we were attacked," said a resident on Saturday on condition of anonymity.

According to him, "two were killed, one with a bullet in the head and the other with a shot in the cheek towards the neck," and residents had to wait for the police to stop shooting to go. look for the bodies.

Fear of nocturnal arrests

Images authenticated by AFP show the corpses of the two men, both supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) of Aung San Suu Kyi, resting at their home, strewn with flower petals deposited by their bereaved relatives.

Burma's independent media Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) and Khit Thit Media have confirmed the deaths.

EveningStrike: despite many people's dead and arrests, residents add next stage of evening Strikes against Military Junta in Yangon, Myanmar.

Photo via Myanmar Now # WhatsHappeningInMyanmar

- Kyaw Hsan Hlaing (@ kyawhsanhlaing1) March 13, 2021

In Hlaing, another district of Rangoon, the inhabitants went out to protest against the presence of police and soldiers.

"The residents did not want them to come to the neighborhood at night to arrest people," said one of them, wishing to remain anonymous.

"We wanted to make them leave".

According to him, residents threw Molotov cocktails at the security forces, "the police and soldiers used stun grenades to disperse us" and "four people were injured".

A story confirmed by another witness.

Images circulating on social networks, authenticated by AFP, show residents sheltering behind cars while explosions are heard, before going to look for a bleeding man, wounded by a shot in the head.

The man's 18-year-old brother said he died of his injuries.

Vigils for more than 70 victims

On Friday evening, before the violence began, hundreds of people gathered across the country for vigils, ignoring the curfew starting at 8 p.m.

In Rangoon, near the Hledan crossroads, which has been a meeting place for demonstrators for weeks, protesters sat down to pray in memory of those killed since February 1, with portraits of Aung San Suu Kyi and candles .


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On Tuesday, a member of the LND (the party of the Nobel Peace Prize), Zaw Myat Linn, died during questioning after his arrest, according to the Association for Assistance to Political Prisoners (AAPP).

This Saturday, state media assured that he had died after having "jumped" from a house, sternly warning those who would give another version.

The funeral of Zaw Myat Linn, an official with the NLD in #Myanmar.

Security forces dragged him from his home.

The next morning, they told his family he was dead.

His body bore the marks of horrifying violence. # WhatsHappeningInMyanmar

- Poppy McPherson (@poppymcp) March 12, 2021

Violence by the army, against daily protests, has left more than 70 dead, according to UN experts.

Hundreds of thousands of people nonetheless continue to rally across the country to demand the return of democracy and the release of the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

She has not been seen in public since her arrest in the February 1 putsch and is due to be presented to a court on Monday.

The junta denies any involvement in the death of civilians.

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Washington announced Friday offering temporary protection for 18 months to Burmese residing in the United States.

Source: leparis

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