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World Security forces shoot six people during protests in Myanmar

12:15  03 march  2021
12:15  03 march  2021 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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At least six people have been killed during protests by the security forces in Myanmar. Rescue workers reported that four demonstrators were shot dead in the central Sagaing region and two more in the second largest city, Mandalay. Meanwhile, Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) condemned the military coup in the Southeast Asian country and demanded the release of the political leadership.

Beim Einsatz von Gewalt durch die Sicherheitskräfte in Myanmar sind bei Protesten erneut mindestens sechs Menschen getötet worden. Vier Demonstranten seien in der zentralen Region Sagaing und zwei weitere in der zweitgrößten Stadt Mandalay erschossen worden, berichteten Rettungskräfte am Mittwoch. © STR When the security forces used violence in Myanmar, at least six people were again killed in protests. Rescue workers reported that four demonstrators were shot dead in the central Sagaing region and two more in the second largest city, Mandalay.

A doctor in Mandalay confirmed that the victims were shot dead in the chest and head. Despite international pressure, the military rulers have recently cracked down on the demonstrators to stop the protests that have been going on since the military coup on February 1st.

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On Wednesday, thousands of people again took to the streets across the country. In the largest city of Yangon, protesters put up barricades made of tires and barbed wire to block the main streets. The demonstrators put stickers with the face of Junta chief Min Aung Hlaing on the ground near the well-known Sule Pagoda. With the tactic, the people want to stop the police, who will try not to step on the face of the army chief.


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In view of the situation in Myanmar and the close relationship between the German Bundestag and the parliament there, the President of the Bundestag, Wolfgang Schäuble, announced the previous and currently under house arrest Speaker of the People's Assembly in Myanmar, T. Khun Myatt, expressed his solidarity. In an open letter, Schäuble condemned the military coup in Myanmar as illegal.

He demanded the immediate release of the arrested members of parliament and the previous government. "The democratic legitimation of the parliamentarians elected in November 2020 is reflected in the current protests by the population, which are violently suppressed," Schäuble continued.

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