Myanmar witnessed the bloodiest day in the ongoing protest against the military government as at least 114 protestors were killed across the country on Saturday. The killings came on the day when Myanmar Army Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attended a parade to mark the Armed Forces Day.
The dead included 40 people from Myanmar’s second-largest city Mandalay and 27 in the commercial hub of Yangon, said Reuters quoting Myanmar Now newspaper. The dead included at least 4 children also. The deaths were reported from 41 locations from 10 out of 14 states and regions of Myanmar.
In the face of media blockade in the country, independent verification of the figures for death is not possible, report news agencies.
The protests have continued all across Myanmar for the seventh week since the military ousted the civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb 1.
The US, UK and EU officials condemned the violence.