In the daily report prepared by the Myanmar Political Prisoners Relief Organization (AAPP) on the protests, it was reported that 34 more protesters died in the last 24 hours.
It was stated in the report that the total number of deaths increased to 320, and 264 of the dead were shot by the security forces.
In the report, where the cause of death of 56 people could not be determined, it was noted that the majority of those who lost their lives were young people in the 18-24 age group.
THE ARMY PATHWAY IS IN THE HANDS OF THE ETHNIC ARMED GROUP
The Kachin Army of Independence (KIA), which operates in Myanmar’s Kachin province and announced that it would protect protesters against military rule, captured an army post in the province.
Speaking to the Myanmar Now website, KIA Spokesperson Naw Bu stated that they managed to seize the army post and military base in the town of Alaw Buam on the Chinese border after the clashes that started at night and lasted for 11 hours.
MILITARY COUP IN MYANMAR
The Myanmar army seized the administration on February 1, after the allegations of fraud in the November 8, 2020 elections and the rise of political tension in the country.
The army detained many officials and ruling party leaders, including the country’s de facto leader and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Çii, and declared a state of emergency for a year.
The people of Myanmar started demonstrations demanding return to democracy on February 6.
At least 320 demonstrators lost their lives in the armed intervention of the security forces.
While large-scale demonstrations continue in the country, high-ranking government officials in custody continue to be tried in a military court.