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The death toll in anti-coup protests in Myanmar has risen to 38


Myanmar ‘Police in riot gear stormed a rally on February 1, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. The total number of dead in protests across the country was announced to be 126.

One of the bloodiest days of the protests took place in Myanmar, where casualties rose in anti-coup protests that began after the army took power on February 1. The police opened fire on protesters held demonstrations in different cities of the country. A statement from the Association for Assistance to Political Prisoners (AAPP) said security forces had killed at least 22 people in protests in Hlaing Tharyar and at least 16 in demonstrations in other cities. AAPP, the death toll in the protests rose to 38.

The total loss reached 126

The AAPP says 126 people have been killed in recent casualties and anti-coup protests across the country. AAPP said that 2 thousand 150 people were detained until yesterday, more than 300 people were released, he said.

Chinese factories came under fire
Two Chinese-funded factories were set on fire in the Hlaing Tharyar region. A statement from the Chinese embassy said many Chinese workers were injured when clothing factories in Hlaing Tharyar were set on fire by unidentified assailants. The embassy called on Myanmar to protect Chinese property and citizens.

Martial law was declared in two regions

The military junta in Myanmar has declared martial law after riots in Hlaing Tharyar and Shwepyitha in Yangon, the country’s largest city.

The Myanmar army seized control of the National Democratic League (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, on February 1, alleging fraud in the November 2020 general elections. Following the coup, a one-year state of emergency was declared in Myanmar. (PUA)

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