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  Dozens Are Gunned Down in ‘Day of Shame’ for Myanmar
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Mar 28, 2021 01:01pm
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AuthorRichard C. Paddock
News DateSunday, March 28, 2021 04:30:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionOn the eve of a major military celebration, Myanmar’s army warned people not to come out to protest or they could be shot “in the back,” or in the head.

But turn out they did on Saturday, and they were met with brutal force. At least dozens were killed, and perhaps more than 100, in what appeared to be the worst day of violence in Myanmar since the Feb. 1 military coup.
Many of the victims were bystanders. Among those shot and killed were a 5-year-old boy, two 13-year-old boys and a 14-year-old girl. A baby girl in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, was struck in the eye with a rubber bullet. Her parents said she was expected to live.

As of Friday, the security forces had killed more than 320 people since the nationwide street protests against the coup began, with thousands more imprisoned. The Assistance Association of Political Prisoners, a rights group based in Myanmar and Thailand, said it had documented 90 killings on Saturday, adding that “the actual number of fatalities is likely much higher.”
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