Around eleven anti-coup protestors were killed across Myanmar on Monday as demonstrators returned to the streets after the deadliest day since the military seized power from civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
At least 44 protestors were killed on Sunday as security forces cracked down on pro-democracy demonstrations, taking the death toll since the coup to more than 120, according to the Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group.
Those killed yesterday were shot dead in several locations in the country’s central regions, and witnesses said the junta was again using lethal force against protestors.
“Two men were killed because of gunshots and six others were injured,” a witness in Magway region’s Aunglan town reported AFP, adding that one of the dead was shot in the chest.
Despite the high death toll, protestors returned to the streets on Monday but six fatalities were also reported in the city of Myingyan. A resident stated that among those dead were “three people, including a woman… with gunshots”