Myanmar Protests Resumes
Myanmar Protest enters day two as most residents demonstrate against a coup that brought to a halt a tentative transition to democracy under elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
This comes at a time the United States and United Nations Human Rights have condemned the use of extra force against protesters who were demanding the reversal of the Feb. 1 coup and the release of Suu Kyi and other detained leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) and activists.
“We cannot stay quiet,” youth leader Esther Ze Naw told Reuters. “If there is bloodshed during our peaceful protests, then there will be more if we let them take over the country.”
How the situation was yesterday at Myanmar City Source Twitter
On Tuesday yesterday, a policeman opened a firearm to a woman during a peaceful demonstrating leading to her serious injuries from the head.
During the woman shooting the police also used teargas canisters and water cannons on the citizens that left many injured.
Myanmar City Source Twitter
She was wounded when police fired, mostly into the air, to clear the protesters. Three other people were being treated for wounds from suspected rubber bullets, doctors said.
Protesters were also hurt in Mandalay and other cities, where security forces used water cannons and arrested dozens. State media reported injuries to police during their attempts to disperse protesters, who were accused of throwing stones and bricks.