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Myanmar forces kill 82 in single day in city

Anti-coup protesters burn a Chinese flag in Yangon Myanmar Anti-coup protesters burn a Chinese flag in Yangon Myanmar
Hannah Rogers | 11 April, 2021, 08:08

People have taken to the streets of Myanmar to protest.

Anti-coup protests have continued in the town, neighboring the country's largest city, Yangon, despite the intensified military crackdown.

The news came amid reports of a group of ethnic armies attacking a police station in northeastern Shan state, killing at least 10 officers.

At a news conference in the capital, Naypyitaw, a spokesman for the ruling junta defended the actions of the security forces.

"They piled up all the dead bodies, loaded them into their army truck and drove it away", he told AFP.

At least 614 civilians have been killed in the military's crackdown on protests and almost 3,000 arrested, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a local monitoring group.

Model and actor Paing Takhon, well-known in Myanmar and Thailand, had been actively protesting online as well as taking to the streets to demonstrate.

"Let us unite and boldly show in red that the dictatorial regime will not be allowed to rule us at all", a student activist announced on Facebook.

Burgener had sought face-to-face meetings with the junta as well as civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, detained since the coup.

Suu Kyi is now facing a series of charges from the junta - including accusations of corruption and for having unregistered walkie-talkies.

State media reported Friday that 19 people were sentenced to death for robbery and murder by a military court, adding that 17 of them were tried in absentia.

Norway also reacted to the death sentences on Saturday, calling them "unacceptable and a deeply worrying development".

Myanmar's military junta's deadly crackdown on protesters continues with reports emerging Saturday of more than 80 killed in the latest round of violence.

An alliance of ethnic armies in Myanmar that has opposed the junta's crackdown attacked a police station in the east on Saturday and at least 10 policemen were killed, domestic media said.

The military insists it is responding proportionately to what it says are violent protesters.

Ousted Myanmar lawmakers urged the United Nations Security Council on Friday to take action against the military.

An independent analyst with the International Crisis Group also warned the council that Myanmar was "at the brink of state failure".

Britain has been a strong critic of the coup, hitting the military with several sets of sanctions, and its foreign ministry said it was "seeking further information" about the embassy standoff.

China and Russian Federation wield veto power at the Security Council and generally oppose worldwide sanctions.

China and Russian Federation wield veto power at the Security Council and generally oppose global sanctions, although Beijing - the top ally of Myanmar's military - has voiced growing concern about instability in its neighbour.

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