38 killed in a day in Myanmar by the Military usurper

International Desk, Barta24.com
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Security forces opened fire on pro-democracy protesters in several Myanmar cities on Wednesday, killing at least 38 people. This day has been described as a bloody day. More than three hundred people have been detained. This is the highest number of people killed in a month of ongoing protests. This information was reported by BBC.

The UN ambassador to Myanmar, Christine Sharan Berger, said a tragic footage had been found in Myanmar. So far, 50 protesters have been killed and many more injured. Medical workers are being beaten. The footage showed the protesters standing in the street and shot dead.

Witnesses said security forces fired rubber and live bullets at protesters.

More than 50 people have been killed and more than 1,500 detained in protests over the past month. Meanwhile, Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, has called on the military government to end its crackdown on protesters. In addition, various international communities have been condemning this repression. However, the Myanmar army is ignoring them and continuing to kill them.

Yangon, Myanmar's largest city was the scene of the first protests since the army overthrew a democratic government and seized state power on February 1. The biggest protest is taking place there. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the city when the military police opened fire on them.

The town of Maniwa in the Sagaing region was stained with blood yesterday as security forces used indiscriminate gun shots. At least seven people were shot and killed in the anti- military protests. They were shot with automatic weapons in the evening in the northern part of the city.

A doctor told the AFP news agency that one protester had been shot directly in the chest and another 19 year old girl was shot in the head.

Unrest has been raging across Myanmar since the February 1 military coup. This has hampered the country's democratic progress, which has been under military rule for more than 50 years.