Myanmar military brutalizes protestors again

The latest in a series of increasingly violent crackdowns by Myanmar’s security apparatus left at least 34 dead across the nation on Wednesday, March 3rd. The violence across Myanmar continues to rise after 18 protestors were killed on Sunday. The violence comes as the deadliest day since Myanmar’s military seized control of the government on Feb 1st. Protestors continue to call for the restoration of democracy and freedom for the detained head of government, Aung San Suu Kyi.

A majority of the violence took place in the capital city of Yangon, where security forces have also arrested hundreds of people. The crisis on the streets continues to grow and there still seems to be littler international efforts to intervene. Reports of the killings on Wednesday may come as the catalyst for more international attention with the United Nations Security Council slated, at the request of the UK, to hold a private discussion on Friday regarding the matter.

The AP reports that the US special envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, told reports at the UN headquarters in New York, “ that she receives some 2000 messages per day from people inside Myanmar, many “who are really desperate to see action from the international community.”

Videos of the violence show police and military forces assaulting medical personal responding to injuries. Medical professionals may potentially be targeted due to the involvement of many in the resistance efforts. According to local sources, at least one medical professional responding to the protests has been arrested.

The eruption of violence in Myanmar comes as nothing new to its citizens. The small nation has experienced multiple military takeovers since its independence from the UK was restored in 1948. The protestors seem undeterred by the violence and more are expected in the coming days.

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