Latest Violent Protest Dispersal in Myanmar Leaves 5 Dead

Witnesses have now reported another five protesters killed in the latest demonstrations in Myanmar on Monday, following the deadliest day in the country which killed at least 44 protesters on Sunday. 

The Myanmar military has allegedly killed five protesters on Monday in two separate locations, witnesses told AFP.

A witness in Aunglan town told AFP, “Two men were killed because of gunshots and six others were injured.” 

A Myingyan city resident said among those killed were, “Three people, including a woman… with gunshots.”

The death toll now exceeds 120 killed in violent dispersals.

Meanwhile, ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial scheduled on Monday morning was delayed because of a block on the Internet. 

“There’s no court hearing because there’s no Internet and the hearing is conducted by video conference … We cannot do video,” Suu Kyi’s lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said.

The court hearing is now rescheduled to March 24. 


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