Myanmar Security Forces Open Fire At Protesters, 82 Deaths In One Day

 - Sakshi Post

Myanmar security forces fired rifle grenades at protesters in Yangon on Friday, killing more than 82 people on Saturday, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) said.

Details of the death toll in the town of Bago, 90 km (55 miles) northeast of Yangon, were not initially available because security forces piled up bodies in the Zeyar Muni pagoda compound and cordoned off the area, according to witnesses and domestic media outlets.

The AAPP and Myanmar Now news outlet said on Saturday that 82 people were killed during the protest against the Feb. 1 military coup in the country. The firing started before dawn on Friday and continued into the afternoon, Myanmar Now said.

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