According to the Myanmar Political Prisoners Assistance Association (AAPP) and local media reports, Myanmar security forces killed more than 80 people with trombone mines in a city near Yangon.
Witnesses and local media said that because security forces piled up corpses at the Zeyar Muni religious complex and sealed off the area, detailed information about the deceased in Bagu City, 90 kilometers northeast of Yangon, was initially unavailable.
In the news, AAPP and Myanmar Nowa reported on Saturday that 82 people were killed in a protest against a military coup that took place on February 1.
Burma Nova said in a report: “The shooting started before dawn on Friday and continued into the afternoon.”
Protest organizer Yekht said: “It’s like genocide.”
Several posts on social networks pointed out that many residents of the city have fled.
The spokesperson of the Myanmar military government could not be contacted on Saturday.
AAPP keeps records of protesters killed and arrested by security forces every day. Previously, it was reported that 618 people have been killed since the outbreak of the riots.
This figure was questioned by the military, who continued to say that it was a coup because Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won the election in November.
The election committee rejected this request.