Myanmar: At least 50 protesters killed, topping 300+ since coupWatch
(Reuters) -Myanmar’s security forces shot and killed at least 50 protesters on Saturday, news reports and witnesses said, a brutal crackdown on dissent that came as the leader of the ruling junta said the military will protect the people and strive for democracy.
Meanwhile, the junta holds a military parade with representatives from Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand.
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"We don't want to go back to the dark age. We lost our voice and had democracy only for 10 years. We don't have weapons, we don't have guns. Just only we have voice," the young woman said.
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"This is something I am doing for my country," one woman said.
At another market, it was a similar scene. We stood back and avoided approaching people, mindful of the fact we were surrounded by security forces. But despite the risks, some wanted their voices heard.
"We want democracy. We don't want military coup," another young woman said. When told we were surrounded by military, she said, "I am not afraid."