Sunday turned out to be the deadliest day in Myanmar since the military of the Country staged a coup and seized power from the democratically-elected civilian Government on February 1.
At least 18 peaceful protestors were killed and many sustained injuries after the police in Myanmar opened fire on Sunday.
As demonstrations in Myanmar gained momentum, security forces began a violent crackdown on protesters in towns and cities across the country.
The highest number of causalities were reported on Sunday with 5 from Yangon, 2 from Mandalay, 3 from Bago, 4 from Dawei, 2 from Pakokku and 1 each from Myeik and Mawlamyine.
Updated – At least 17 peaceful protestors have been shot dead in different parts of the country by the Myanmar military/police today. The number increases.
Photo: EPA pic.twitter.com/YgyRAO632G
— Mizzima News (@MizzimaNews) February 28, 2021
In Yangon, the Myanmar’s biggest city, a protester succumbed to bullet injuries. The protestor was shifted to a Hospital with bullet wound in the chest.
A woman Yangon also died of cardiac arrest after police fired stun grenades.
Three protestors were killed and over a dozen sustained injuries after police opened fire in Dawei.
WARNING – GRAPHIC CONTENT: Myanmar police fired at protesters on the bloodiest day of demonstrations against the military coup. At least seven people were killed and several wounded, sources and media said https://t.co/9HhfLXYDLx pic.twitter.com/29W1QaWZfJ
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 28, 2021
Two protestors were also reportedly killed in the city of Mandalay.
Meanwhile, the UN Human Rights Commission has condemned the killing of protestors.
“We strongly condemn the escalating violence against protests in Myanmar and call on the military to immediately halt the use of force against peaceful protestors,” UN Human Rights Asia stated.
At least 18 people were killed & 30 wounded in #Myanmar today. “We strongly condemn the escalating violence against protests in Myanmar & call on the military to immediately halt the use of force against peaceful protestors,” says spox Ravina Shamdasani ?https://t.co/nqhVYtXZfv pic.twitter.com/sAvKPwR4F7
— UN Human Rights Asia (@OHCHRAsia) February 28, 2021
This is in Dawe, Tanintharyi #Myanmar.
Polices used G6 and shot happily to the crowd like terrorists.
Today 25 confirmed death and about 1000 of people injured.
Please save Myanmar.#Feb28Coup #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar pic.twitter.com/zxv2cqJKfu
— Purple Wings for BTS (@PurplewingsMm) February 28, 2021
We are not afraid of the junta and his followers. We dun have guns or any weapons.We only have us and a brain to think. We will fight till we get what we want. We, Myanmar citizens deserve DEMOCRACY.#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar#Feb28Coup#MilkTeaAlliance pic.twitter.com/OO6PdgrFhA
— PEEK (@ureverything8) February 28, 2021
TW: gunshot, violence
This evening at Lashio,Shan State, Myanmar, the police shot people protesting to release the arrested protestors in front of No.1 Police Station without warning. Many got injured and two were arrested.#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar #Feb28Coup pic.twitter.com/N4TWJ7laec
— ?? ? (@PTTK1998) February 28, 2021
Myanmar Police Commit#CrimesAgainstHumanity
A policewoman,disguised in civilian clothes, violently pulled an innocent woman’s hairs.This is a brutal attack on a defenceless civilian.@UN_HRC @UN You still watching us???Take actions please!#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar #Feb28Coup pic.twitter.com/0floEPQtHi
— William Tun (@WilliamProjectK) February 28, 2021
In the bloodiest day since the military coup, Myanmar security forces opened fire on the anti-coup protesters Sunday, killing at least 18 people and injuring another 30, the UN human rights office said. pic.twitter.com/iNnBLdeJvk
— DW News (@dwnews) February 28, 2021