Eight activists got killed during Myanmar protests
According to the media, the military forces have opened fire for security measures against on Sunday (May 2) which led to the death of eight people. These big protests aim to demonstrate the mark of the so-called “the global Myanmar spring revolution.” “Shake the world with the voice of Myanmar people’s unity,” the organizers said in a statement.
A lot of demonstrators which some are being led by Buddhist monks have passed through the cities and towns across Malaysia. The commercial hub of Yangon and the second city of Mandalay were also present there where two people have been shot and killed.
A news site has posted a photograph of a man said to be a security officer with a rifle taking aim in Mandalay. A news agency has reported three deaths in the central town of Wetlet while two were killed in different towns located in Shan State according to two media outlets and also one more in the northern jade-mining town of Hpakant. The report can’t still be verified and the military junta spokesperson also refuse to give a statement.
On top of the protests, the military junta also faces a number of wars against the minority insurgents in remote frontier regions in the north and east brought about by their Feb 1 coup which according to the United Nations estimates have displaced about tens of thousands of civilians.