Myanmar Security Forces Kill Nearly 90 on Junta’s Armed Forces Day: Report

Myanmar Security Forces Kill Nearly 90 on Junta’s Armed Forces Day: Report

Myanmar’s security forces killed nearly 90 people in the bloodiest day since the military seized power, a monitoring group said Saturday, as the junta staged a major show of might for its annual Armed Forces Day.

The nation has been in turmoil since the generals ousted and detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in February, triggering a major uprising demanding a return to democracy.

The country’s capital Naypyidaw saw a grand parade of troops and military vehicles in the morning, with a speech by junta leader Min Aung Hlaing warning that acts of so-called “terrorism” were unacceptable.

But by nightfall, the country had seen its deadliest day since the coup, with local monitoring group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) confirming 89 people were killed by “early evening”.

Britain’s foreign secretary called the day “a new low” for the junta, and the embassies of the United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom all condemned the bloodshed.

News Source: News18

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