Myanmar: Dozens reported killed after military says protesters could be ‘shot in the head’

Myanmar: Dozens reported killed after military says protesters could be ‘shot in the head’

March 27, 2021

Demonstrators defy threats from the military to turn out on Saturday as the country’s general mark Armed Forces Day

Myanmar’s security forces have shot and killed at least 50 people across the country, local media reported, as the leader of the ruling junta said the military would protect the people and strive for democracy.

Protesters against the 1 February military coup came out on the streets of Yangon, Mandalay and other towns on Saturday, defying a warning that they could be shot “in the head and back” as the country’s generals celebrated Armed Forces Day.

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