While the Myanmar junta's security forces kill with impunity -- no consequence for mowing down peaceful protesters -- the junta sentences 19 people to death (17 in absentia) "for killing an associate of an army captain in a district of Yangon."
Protesters spray-painted a pavement red in a Yangon suburb and left a note that read, "Dear UN, How are you? I hope you are well. As for Myanmar, we are dying."
Myanmar security forces fired rifle grenades at protesters in a town near Yangon, killing more than 80 people, the AAPP monitoring group and a domestic news outlet said.
Myanmar troops kill more than 80 anti-coup protesters in city near Yangon
Myanmar security forces fired rifle grenades at protesters in a town near Yangon on Friday, killing more than 80 people, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners monitoring group and a domestic news outlet said.
Myanmar troops kill more than 80 anti-coup protesters in town near Yangon
As the Myanmar junta puts parts of Yangon and Mandalay under martial law, peaceful protesters and journalists are now likely to be tried by military courts, which have a long and troubling history of denying basic fair trial rights, including to appeal.
On Sunday, a large force of the Myanmar junta's soldiers and police deployed to Hlaingthaya township of Yangon fatally shot 31 protesters. "It was the highest daily death toll in one location since the coup." A total 51 were killed over the weekend.
Myanmar pro-democracy activists today marked the anniversary of the 1988 killing of a student which sparked an uprising against the military government. Today's junta marked the day by killing 6 protesters: 3 in Mandalay, 1 in Pyay, 2 overnight in Yangon.
Myanmar soldiers had trapped 200 presumed protesters in a section of Yangon overnight. 40 were arrested but the rest managed to escape as the night wore on. ]
Police in Myanmar’s ancient former capital, Bagan, opened fire today on protesters, wounding "at least five people," reports AP. (Photo is Yangon.)
Myanmar security forces ignore ASEAN calls for "restraint' and today "fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up anti-junta protests." In the photo, "protesters set off smoke grenades to block the view from snipers" in Yangon.
On Sunday, "Streets in downtown Yangon resembled a war zone," but it was a one-sided "war" because only one side had guns. "The sound of security forces opening fire echoed as live ammunition and stun grenades were deployed against protesters."
"Riot police in Myanmar intensified the military regime’s crackdown on peaceful protesters Friday, using batons and firing rubber bullets on demonstrators in the country’s biggest cities. Dozens were injured or arrested" in Yangon, Naypyitaw and Mandalay.
The bravery and commitment of the Myanmar pro-democracy protesters is impressive as they take to the streets the day after security forces killed 18 protesters. Today in Yangon, the police met them with tear gas, as the junta defiantly defends its coup.