Myanmar junta with rifle grenades kill over 80 protesters

12th Apr, 2021

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File Photo: A protester holds onto the shirt of a fallen comrade, during a crackdown by security forces on demonstrations against the military coup, in Yangon on March 14, 2021 AFP

Reports emerged yesterday of more than 80 killed in the latest bloodletting by Myanmar's military, as the country's own ambassador to the United Nations called for “strong action” against the junta. Myanmar has been in turmoil since the military ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in February, with protesters refusing to submit to the junta and demanding a return to democracy.

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