Myanmar protest reportedly turns deadly in Yangon: local media

One press reporter who experienced the event informed CNN that it was a military automobile that rammed demonstrators.

Eleven protesters were apprehended at the scene of the event, consisting of 2 guys and one lady who were hurt, according to a declaration by Myanmar’s military. Nevertheless, the declaration did not acknowledge the reported deaths or the supposed automobile attack.

The United Nations in Myanmar has condemned the incident, issuing a declaration slamming the “reported attack on a number of unarmed civilians in Kyimyindaing Township, Yangon, in which a vehicle belonging to security forces rammed into protesters who were then fired upon with live ammunition leading to deaths and injuries to numerous people.”

The US Embassy also reacted, saying it was “horrified by reports that security forces opened fire against, ran over, and killed several peaceful protesters this morning in Yangon.”

“We support the right of the people of Burma to protest peacefully,” the embassy added.

The incident comes as Myanmar awaits verdicts in trials of deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who faces nearly a dozen charges including incitement and violation of Covid-19 protocols. She has actually rejected all allegations.

The 76-year-old Nobel laureate was Myanmar’s state counselor and de facto leader until the military seized power in a February 1 coup.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long included to this report.