More than 550 people killed by new rulers since the Myanmar coup

More than 550 people killed by new rulers since the Myanmar coup

The Association for the Assistance of Political Prisoners said more than 550 people had been killed in the Myanmar protests since the February 1 coup. Among them are 46 children.

The human rights organization says that about 2,750 people have been imprisoned or punished.

At the start of the weekly protests, tens of thousands gathered in major cities. Meanwhile, there have been smaller protests and people are gathering in the evening.

Local media reported that five other people were killed today by bullets from the security forces. It happened in three different places.

“They started shooting without stopping,” a protester from the central town of Muniwa told Reuters news agency. “People retreated and quickly set up barriers, but a bullet hit my head in front of me. He died instantly.”

The internet has been shut down

Authorities ordered internet service providers to shut down wireless broadband, and prevent users from accessing cellular networks and Wi-Fi.

Arrest warrants were issued for 18 well-known Myanmar, including influencers and journalists. They are known as opponents of the military regime. They could be imprisoned for up to three years.

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