In the past week, the attack on Bago was the third involving the massive use of force to try to crush the persistent opposition to the junta
Source of the image: Hindustan Times.
Tracking the death.
Around 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters, according to reports from independent local media and an organization that keeps track of casualties. Injured demonstrators were denied access to any kind of medical aid.
The current death toll in Bago was the biggest one-day total for a single city since March 14, when just over 100 people were killed in Yangon. The Associated Press is unable to independently verify the number of deaths.
The death toll was a preliminary one compiled by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, which issues daily counts of casualties and arrests from the crackdown in the aftermath of the Feb.
Source of the image: U.S. news.
A police vehicle is parked at a road in South Okkalapa township to block anti-coup protesters' gathering in Yangon, Myanmar, Friday, April 9, 2021. An information blackout under Myanmar's military junta worsened Thursday as fiber broadband service, the last legal way for ordinary people to access the internet, became intermittently inaccessible on several networks. (Taken from u.s. news).
Source of the image: DW.
The UN in Myanmar is following events in Bago with reports of heavy artillery being used against civilians and medical treatment being denied to those injured," the office announced on Twitter. "We call on the security forces to allow medical teams to treat the wounded."
The turmoil which took place in Myanmar has intensified in recent weeks, with protesters refusing to submit despite the ongoing bloodshed following the coup that ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in February.
Christine Schraner, the UN special envoy for Myanmar, arrived in the Thai capital Bangkok on a regional mission to resolve the crisis in Myanmar but has denied visiting Myanmar.
The junta has recently published a list of wanted 140 people active in the arts and journalism. The penalty is up to three years of imprisonment. Arrests of those on the list have been highly publicized in state media.