The country is recording a particularly deadly day with a high number of murdered people taking to the streets to demonstrate against the army coup • Leaders of the junta protesters: "Shot in the head"
Mandalay Streets, Myanmar
Myanmar army forces today (Saturday) shot dead at least 50 protesters, the Reuters news agency reported.
For the past two months the crowd in Myanmar has been protesting against the military coup.
"This is a disgraceful day for the armed forces," said Dr. Sasa, a spokesman for the anti-Sunni group set up by ousted lawmakers.
Yesterday, the junta leaders addressed the country's citizens, warning them that they "risk being hit by gunfire in their heads" if protests continue in the country.
The call comes ahead of a huge demonstration scheduled for tomorrow.
"You must understand that you will be in danger of being hit by gunfire in your head and body," the army leaders said on the broadcast.
According to data released by the AAPP organization, at least 320 people have been killed since the February 1 coup.
According to the data, at least 25 percent of the casualties were killed by gunfire to their heads, indicating instructions for lethal firing at protesters.
Just last Tuesday, seven-year-old Chin Mio Chit was shot dead during a Myanmar army break-in at her home as part of attempts to suppress protests in the country.
The girl was shot while sitting on her father's lap, after security forces kicked in the door of the family home.
Soldiers asked the father if all the members of the family were present at the house, and when the father said yes, they accused him of lying and shot at him, hitting the young Chit Water on the spot.