Myanmar forces kill dozens of people, including children

Embassy Burma (@USEmbassyBurma) March 27, 2021

The United Nations in Myanmar said it is horrified by the “needless loss of life,” and said Saturday marks the “bloodiest day since the coup.” “The violence is completely unacceptable and must stop immediately,” the UN said. First published on March 27, 2021 / 11:44 AM “Those responsible must be held to account.”As of Friday, 328 people had been killed in the crackdown since the coup, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a monitoring group based in Thailand. CBS News has not independently confirmed how many people were killed. 
BREAKING – Our tally shows that as of 1630 Myanmar time, 91 civilians in 40 towns across #Myanmar have been killed today (Mar 27) by the coup regime’s armed forces. That would make Saturday the deadliest day since the coup. #WhatsHappeningInMaynmar pic.twitter.com/P5PNAxO7vX— Myanmar Now (@Myanmar_Now_Eng) March 27, 2021

Thousands of people on Saturday were protesting the military’s takeover. These are not the actions of a professional military or police force.” 
“On Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day, security forces are murdering unarmed civilians, including children, the very people they swore to protect. The baby was playing near the armed forces when they were shot, according to Myanmar Now. A previous high for estimated deaths in a single day stood between 74 and 90 on March 14, the AP reported.Myanmar Now also reported dozens of injuries, including a 1-year-old baby in Thamin, Yangon, who was reportedly shot in the eye with a rubber bullet. “On Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day, security forces are murdering unarmed civilians, including children, the very people they swore to protect,” Vajda said. ambassador to Myanmar, condemned Saturday’s killings and called for an “immediate end to the violence and the restoration of the democratically elected government.” 

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How did a ship get stuck in the Suez Canal, and how to un-stick it? “This bloodshed is horrifying. Another local outlet, The Irrawaddy, said the death toll, which it reported was at least 59, included four children, ages 5, 10, 13 and 15. On Tuesday, a 7-year-old girl was shot and killed by government security forces as she was running to her father when the military kicked in the door to their home, her family said. 

UNICEF reported Wednesday that at least 23 children have been killed since the crisis started. This bloodshed is horrifying. “A day of terror and dishonour”: Myanmar forces kill dozens of people, including children, in what may be deadliest day since coup

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March 27, 2021 / 11:44 AM
/ CBS News

Police and soldiers reportedly killed dozens of people, including children, across Myanmar on Saturday, as the military celebrated the 76th annual Armed Forces Day in the capital with a parade. 

Independent news outlet Myanmar Now reported the death toll reached 91 across 40 towns, while an independent researcher in Yangon said 93 people died, according to The Associated Press. These are not the actions of a professional military or police force.” Full statement by Ambassador Vajda: pic.twitter.com/7Gh2OTXEOe— U.S. Students, monks, nuns, health care workers and educators have all taken part in demonstrations to demand a return to the path toward democracy since the military junta seized control in early February. 

The European Union Delegation to Myanmar tweeted that Saturday “will stay engraved as a day of terror and dishonour.” “The killing of unarmed civilians, including children, are indefensible acts,” the delegation tweeted.Thomas Vajda, the U.S.