Myanmar Forces Kill 50 Protesters During Their Armed Forces Day

For close to two months now, Myanmar nationals have been flooding the streets to protest against the coup by the militants, at the same time calling for Ms. Suu Kyi release.

Myanmar Forces Kill 50 Protesters During Their Armed Forces Day
Protesters flock Myanmar streets pushing for Ms. Suu's release. [Photo/ File]

About 50 unarmed civilians were on Saturday gunned down while protesting against militants who were marking their Armed Forces Day. 

Protesters had reportedly flocked Mandalay and Yangon streets among other parts of the city, defying earlier warnings by the forces that they will be shot on the head and neck.

According to an anonymous source, close to 300 civilians have been killed since the chaos erupted a week ago, yet that could not stop the forces from celebrating their day. 

Saturday [today] alone reported a rough estimate of 50 deaths, although Reuters could not immediately establish the exact number. 

Efforts by the media to reach the military spokesperson went futile. After the celebration held in Naypyitaw, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing pledged that the forces will still conduct the elections although he did not tell when.

Myanmar's favorite politician Suu Kyi still remains under the forces' detention in a place yet to be revealed. Other state officials are also being detained alongside Ms. Suu.

Since February 1, 2021, Myanmar has been marred by protests following the coup by military forces who were accusing the government of conducting elections marred by a lot of malpractices.

Hundreds of lives have since been lost, with protesters falling by the bullets from the army forces.