World Burma: despite the fear, the demonstrators still oppose the putschists

09:50  06 march  2021
09:50  06 march  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Burma: police repression strikes in Yangon

 Burma: police repression strikes in Yangon © REUTERS - STRINGER The police carried out dozens of arrests on Saturday February 27, 2021 in Yangon. Until then spared, Rangoon was in turn affected this Saturday, February 27 by the police repression that fell in Burma, while the Burmese were preparing a day of peaceful protest. With our correspondent in Yangon, Juliette Verlin For the first time since the start of the protest in Burma, the police harassed the demonstrators all day long in Yangon. From 9 a.m., the police prevented them from

Salut de militant anti-putsch le 5 mars 2021. © AFP - JACK TAYLOR Salute from an anti-putsch activist on March 5, 2021.

Pro-democracy demonstrators continue to take to the streets, Saturday March 6 in Burma, the day after a new meeting of the UN Security Council, still divided on the response to the military repression which has already killed dozens.

Fear is in all the minds of the demonstrators who continue to oppose the military putsch in Burma: at least 55 people have been killed by the security forces since the start of the peaceful uprising against the coup d ' É state of February 1 which overthrew the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

At Loikaw, in the center of the country, hundreds of people, including teachers in green and white uniforms, march past holding signs calling for civil disobedience. "If you go to work, you help the dictatorship", "Our revolution must win", chants the crowd. A multitude of supportive messages poured in on social networks: "We will win, but be careful", "Thank you, you are so brave". In the district of San Chaug, in Yangon, the economic capital, where makeshift barricades have been erected to protect themselves from the security forces, small groups of demonstrators gather. The traders, which have opened in the early hours of the day, are hurrying to close before the police and the army deploy, notes AFP.

Burma: Police open fire on demonstrators killing several people

 Burma: Police open fire on demonstrators killing several people © AFP - Sai Aung Main Demonstration against the military coup in Yangon, Burma, February 27, 2021. Burmese police fired bullets real on demonstrators during a new day of mobilization on Sunday against the military coup. Three protesters died and several people were injured in the coastal town of Dawei, according to local sources. Almost a month after the coup d'état in Burma, the police repression intensifies against opponents of the junta.

Fatal shootings

On Friday, a 26-year-old man was shot dead in the neck during a rally in Mandalay (center), and an NGO reported raids on apartment buildings and a hospital in the Thai border. Two days earlier, at least 38 protesters had perished, with footage showing security forces shooting at crowds and demonstrators covered in blood, shot in the head. As of Friday, blackouts took place in many parts of the country. It was still not known on Saturday whether these cuts were deliberate or if they were the result of unreliable infrastructure.

Internet shutdowns, waves of arrests, recourse to lethal force: the putschist generals are more determined than ever to extinguish the wind of revolt which is blowing over the country. Because they profit from the divisions of the international community. The UN Security Council, meeting on Friday, failed to agree on a joint declaration. Coercive measures have been announced by the United States and the European Union, but observers urge to go further with an international embargo on arms deliveries, a decision which requires the agreement of all members advice. A simple "ministerial reshuffle" Beijing and Moscow, traditional allies of the Burmese army and major arms exporters in the country, refuse to speak of a "coup d ' É

Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi in court the day after the deadliest repression

 Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi in court the day after the deadliest repression © Provided by Le Point L Burmese justice is looking into the case of former leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday, accused by the junta of having broken obscure trade and sanitary rules, while the country wakes up in shock in the aftermath of the most deadly repression since the coup. The United Nations has "credible information" according to which at least 18 people were killed Sunday by the security forces which opened fire to disperse pro-democracy rallies in several cities of the country.

tat", the Chinese press agency referring to at the beginning of February a simple "cabinet reshuffle". Our country wants to be "a friendly neighbor," Chinese Ambassador Zhang Jun said on March 5, warning against sanctions that would only "worsen tensions or further complicate the situation." The other regional neighbors make little voice. Singapore, the first investor in the country, was the only one to raise the tone, evoking through its Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vivian Balakrishnan, "a national disgrace". But the head of diplomacy also estimated that any external pressure on the generals would have little impact. (with AFP)

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