Myanmar’s security forces are now in their worst form and physically assaulting protesters who are raising their voice for their democratic right. Security forces again fired on pro-democracy demonstrators on Monday. As per reports, more than dozens of protesters were killed in Yangon city. Supporters of detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi marched again in Mandalay and the central town of Myingyan where police opened fire. The military personnel of Myanmar are attacking every pro-democratic protester with a shoot at sight intention.
The protesters took to the streets in defiance of the authorities’ escalating use of violence, with dozens killed on Sunday also these are the bloodiest day since Feb. 1/2021. The protest is as it is going on in different part of Myanmar on Monday also and blood-shade is also continuing in the same way by Myanmar security.
The heaviest casualties were in an industrial suburb of the largest city Yangon, where military and police opened fire on unarmed protesters, killing at least 22. According to the advocacy group the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), cities in Myanmar “are becoming battlefields.”
As per the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar, protesters are getting more aggressive and several Chinese-funded factories were smashed and set ablaze in Yangon’s industrial zone during protests on Sunday. Chinese citizens were also injured, according to the embassy.
Pro- democratic protesters of Myanmar have been suspicious of China, so frequently targeting the Chinese embassy in Yangon. Protesters accused Beijing of supporting the coup and junta.
Why is Myanmar protesting?
Myanmar military seized power on February 1, detaining democratically elected leaders, ousting the ruling government, and establishing a junta called the State Administration Council.
Protesters are demanding the military hand back power to civilian control and are calling for the release of Suu Kyi and other government figures. Myanmar’s many ethnic groups which have long fought for greater autonomy for their lands are also demanding the military-written 2008 constitution be abolished and a federal democracy be established.
It was only the second democratic vote since the previous military junta began a series of reforms in 2011, following half a century of brutal military rule that plunged Myanmar, then known as Burma, into poverty and isolationism.