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World leaders condemn violence in Myanmar: “Mass murder”


In Myanmar, the “armed forces day” was celebrated with protests around the country on Saturday.

It degenerated with that the forces opened fire against the protesters. According to the independent news agency Myanmar Now, at least 114 people have died. According to the New York Times Among other things, there is a 5-year-old boy and several young teenagers among the dead.

– They kill us like birds or chickens, even in our homes. But we will continue to demonstrate regardless. We must continue until the junta falls, says Thu Ya Zaw, one of the protesters, according to Reuters.

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Hear the correspondent Peder Gustafsson explain why he does not think the demonstrations will end. Photo: AP / SR.

UN: “Unacceptable”

More and more world leaders are now condemning the violence.

“It is unacceptable and requires a firm, unanimous international response. It is important to find a quick solution to this crisis, “wrote Farhan Haq, spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

Stefan Löfven also spoke during the day.

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“I am concerned about the escalating brutality of Myanmar’s security forces. Innocent civilians, even small children, are killed. Violence must end immediately. Sweden is following the events closely and will demand responsibility “, he writes in his international twitter account.

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pays tribute to the protesters who are up against the military junta. And at the same time condemns the violence.

“We are appalled by the bloodshed of Burmese security forces. It shows that the junta will sacrifice people’s lives to serve the few “, he writes on Twitter.

At the same time, there is concern that violence will escalate. General Yawd Serk, who leads one of the country’s largest ethnically oriented armed groups RCSS, warned on Saturday that they will not look into whether the violence continues.

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“If they continue to kill protesters and harass the people, I do not think the ethnic groups will stand by without doing anything,” he said on Saturday. Reuters.

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Since the military coup on February 1, protesters have taken to the streets to protest. Photo: Reuters





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