It has been 42 days of the illegal Military coup, today is the bloodiest day so far. Nationwide protests are still moving powerfully, but so are the brutal attacks by the Military. The Military regime committed the barbaric acts and use of deadly force to the peaceful protestors and the estimated death rate were around 100 with the highest number of death in Hlaing Tharyar township and Thingangyun Township in Yangon, and other cities across Myanmar. Hlaing Tharyar township was full of tear gas, smoke, and bullets. Three factories were burned down by the Military in Hlaing Tharyar townships where most of the industries zone are situated. More streets and obstacles were set fire in other townships such as North Okkalapa and Thingangyun before crackdowns took place. The military dictatorship issued an announcement of Martial Law in two townships where the Chinese factories are located. That happened after the Chinese embassy issued a statement urging the murderous military to take effective actions against Myanmar.
‘’Every citizen has the right to defend themselves, and that such defence acts are not crimes’.’ – Official statement released by the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH).
The intensification of today’s crackdown by the military indicates that tomorrow may be a worse day for the innocent civilians, but the people will resist the military coup and ultimately the fearless people will win.
Khin Thet San