Myanmar saw another record-breaking day of protest-related deaths on Sunday as more than 39 anti-regime protesters were killed across the country by security forces, pushing the total death toll since the coup was launched last month to 134.
The last time the Southeast Asian country experienced its bloodiest day was March 3, when 28 people slain by soldiers and police across the country while taking to the streets for their anti-junta activism.
In a series of deadly crackdowns on Sunday on sit-in protests against the regime in Yangon’s western Hlaing Thar Yar Township, security forces used live rounds, tear gas, and stun grenades to attack anti-regime protesters. Security forces opened gunfire from 9:30 a.m. to late evening.
During the crackdowns, 18 protestors were shot dead and several others were wounded, a doctor who cared for the injured at a township hospital said on her Facebook page Sunday evening.
She said that one out of two protesters who were shot in the head is in critical condition.
The death toll is expected to climb higher as some were seriously wounded during the police shooting. Original News >>> Irrawaddy News ( https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/myanmars-sunday-protest-fatalities-break-record-total-death-toll-exceeds-130.html