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Myanmar: Demonstrators rally in Yangon to decry killing of 16 y/o protester02:23

Myanmar: Demonstrators rally in Yangon to decry killing of 16 y/o protester

Myanmar, Yangon
February 23, 2021 at 02:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds rallied in Yangon on Monday to denounce the killing of a 16-year-old boy by security forces during a protest in Mandalay on Saturday.

Demonstrators were seen repeatedly stepping on banners portraying the soldier who allegedly killed the 16-year-old Wai Yan Tun.

The posters read "Blood-hungry criminal killed civilians with sniper rifle. Never forgive the crime against humanity.''

Protesters were seen carrying various anti-coup signs calling for civil disobedience or condemning police brutality.

On Saturday police opened fire on peaceful protesters in Mandalay, killing two. Wai Yan Tun was shot in the head and died instantly. The second victim was a 36-year-old carpenter, Thet Naing Win, who died on the way to the hospital from a bullet wound in his chest.

More than 20 protesters were reportedly injured.

Myanmar: Demonstrators rally in Yangon to decry killing of 16 y/o protester02:23
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Hundreds rallied in Yangon on Monday to denounce the killing of a 16-year-old boy by security forces during a protest in Mandalay on Saturday.

Demonstrators were seen repeatedly stepping on banners portraying the soldier who allegedly killed the 16-year-old Wai Yan Tun.

The posters read "Blood-hungry criminal killed civilians with sniper rifle. Never forgive the crime against humanity.''

Protesters were seen carrying various anti-coup signs calling for civil disobedience or condemning police brutality.

On Saturday police opened fire on peaceful protesters in Mandalay, killing two. Wai Yan Tun was shot in the head and died instantly. The second victim was a 36-year-old carpenter, Thet Naing Win, who died on the way to the hospital from a bullet wound in his chest.

More than 20 protesters were reportedly injured.