According to news coming out from Myanmar, five people have been killed and several were injured after a security forces car drove into an anti-coup protest in Yangon.
Video and photos shared on social media show a military vehicle drove even seeing protesters in front without stopping.
This is another inhumane and barbaric act of Myanmar military. Military leadership are accountable, must be brought to justice, ICC, international tribunal.— Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun (@KyawTun62907405) December 5, 2021
The international community must act decisively now.
Military dictatorship must end now.
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The military coup of Min Aung Hlaing on February 1 overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi’s government, worsening the situation in Myanmar.
However, according to Al Jazeera, more than 1,300 people have been killed since the coup, as people still demonstrate anti-coup protests.
15 people Arrested
Myanmar Now, a local news outlet reported that 15 people were arrested for killing 5 during the protest. Witnesses informed that many were injured and that when the security forces drew closer to the demonstrators with their car, they increased the speed and hit the demonstrators.
The military said that protesters who have been killed since the coup instigated the violence. it also said it staged the coup because a November election won by Aung San Suu Kyi’s party was rigged, a claim the electoral commission has dismissed.
Suu Kyi, 76, faces a dozen cases against her including incitement and violations of COVID-19 protocols. She has rejected all the charges to date.