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At least 60 killed in Myanmar protests


At least 64 people were killed during protests in Myanmar Saturday as people took to the streets to protest the country’s ruling military junta.

The carnage came during a military parade in the nation’s capital of Naypyitaw during which the country’s top leaders vowed to protect democracy.

“They are killing us like birds or chickens, even in our homes,” Thu Ya Zaw, a resident of central Myanmar told Reuters. “We will keep protesting regardless. … We must fight until the junta falls.”

The unrest has continued almost daily since a Feb. 1 military coup that overthrew the country’s democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Suu Kyi has been indefinitely detained by the junta and her current whereabouts remain unknown.

A man holds a National League for Democracy (NLD) flag during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar March 27, 2021.
A man holds a National League for Democracy (NLD) flag during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar on March 27, 2021.
Reuters

“The army seeks to join hands with the entire nation to safeguard democracy,” senior General Min Aung Hlaing said during the parade.

He added that “violent acts that affect stability and security in order to make demands are inappropriate.”

Demostrators hurl back tear gas canisters towards police during a protest against the military coup Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Mandalay, Myanmar.
Demostrators hurl back tear gas canisters towards police during a protest against the military coup on March 27, 2021, in Mandalay, Myanmar.
AP



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