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A Massacre Is Going On In Myanmar (Burma)

March 29, 2021

About 90 people were killed by the Myanmar government’s security services. This is considered to be the worst atrocity since the military took over the government in February 2021.
According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), this massacre included children.
Tha Ya Zaw, a Myanmar resident, says they are killing her people like birds or chickens. They have no problem killing them in their homes.
The people of Myanmar will not stop protesting.
Despite the government warning the protester several times, the massacre occurred on Armed Forces Day.
The United States, The United Kingdom, and the European Union have denounced the massacre. The foreign secretary of the UK sees it as a new low.
According to the AAPP, more people will die in this massacre.
Since February 1st of 2021, more than 4,000 people have been killed.
The opposition-led Aung San Suu Kyi party won the last election by a wide margin. However, the military rejected the election results and took control of the government in February.
About 1 or 2 days prior to the massacre, protesters had been gathering across Myanmar.
On the evening of the first day of protest, State TV warned that people could be shot in the head and back if they continued to protest.
Security forces were deployed in force to quell protests.
After the massacre, pictures on social media showed families mourning and people with gunshot wounds.
One Myanmar citizen believes that it is a massacre now, not a crackdown.
About 40 locations were subjected to live ammunition crackdowns.
As reported on Myanmar Now, a local news website for the country formerly called Burma, 114 people have died in the most recent crackdown in the country. The UN has made reports of hundreds of injured and scores of deaths.
Among the many fatalities, a teenage girl was shot and killed in her own home.
According to the US embassy in Myanmar, there was an incident where the US cultural center was shot at. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident.
The military also had time to attack the ethnic group Karen National Union, which had seized an Army post near Thailand in the eastern part of Myanmar.