Many people died due to firing on the crowd in Myanmar
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The United Nations Human Rights Office said based on strong information that at least 18 people were killed and more than 30 injured in Sunday’s crackdown on protesters protesting against the coup in Myanmar.
In a statement, he said referring to several cities in Myanmar, “Many people have died due to firing on the mob in Yangon, Dawei, Mandalay, Myk, Bago and Pokokku.”
“There are also reports of tear gas shells and the use of grenades at many places,” the statement said.
The statement quoted office spokesperson Raveena Shamdasani as saying, “We strongly condemn the escalating violence against the protesters in Myanmar and call upon the military to immediately stop using force against those who are demonstrating peacefully.” .
At the same time, on behalf of the Indian Embassy in Myanmar, it was said on Sunday, ‘Today, the deaths in Yangon and other cities of Myanmar were very sad. We express our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of those deceased. We urge everyone to exercise restraint and resolve issues through dialogue in a peaceful manner.
Deeply saddened by loss of lives in Yangon & other cities of Myanmar today. We express our heartfelt condolences to families & loved ones of those deceased. We’d urge all to exercise restraint and resolve issues through dialogue in a peaceful manner: Indian Embassy in Myanmar
– ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2021