Myanmar security forces opened fire yesterday, witnesses said, as people gathered for the funeral of the 114 people killed the previous day, the bloodiest day since the coup which started in February.
There were no immediate reports of casualties in the firing on the funeral in the town of Bago, near the commercial capital Yangon according to three people who spoke to Reuters.
“While we are singing the revolution song for him, security forces just arrived and shot at us,” said a woman called Aye, who was at the service for Thae Maung Maung, a 20-year-old student who was shot on Saturday.
“People including us, ran away as they opened fire,” said Aye. So far on Sunday there were no reports of large scale protests in Yangon or the country’s second city, Mandalay, which bore the brunt of the casualties on Saturday.
Suu Kyi remains in detention at an undisclosed location and many other figures from her party are also in custody. Countries including the United States, Britain, Germany and the European Union strongly condemned the violence.