Armed forces kill four more people in Myingan, bringing town’s total deaths to 19

Four people, including one bystander, were killed in a crackdown on an anti-dictatorship rally by the coup regime’s gunmen in Myingyan, Mandalay Region, on Monday.

Three protesters were shot dead at the scene and a bystander who was injured died on Tuesday morning, according to local sources.

The victims were identified as 33-year-old Kyaw Min Zin, 28-year-old Thu Htoo San, 21-year-old Wai Lwin Oo, and Zaw Lin Tun, whose age was unknown at the time of reporting.

Wai Lwin Oo–the bystander–was shot in the abdomen when troops opened fire, one of his relatives told Myanmar Now on the condition of anonymity. 

“They opened fire on the houses in the neighbourhood. They were shooting at every shadow, even the dogs,” the relative said.

Protester Kyaw Min Zin was initially wounded after being shot in the leg during Monday morning’s crackdown. Unable to run, the troops apprehended him and shot him six more times, according to both the relative of Wai Lwin Oo and another Myingan resident. 

When locals recovered Kyaw Min Zin’s body from the street, he had several wounds on his legs and feet that appeared to have been inflicted after he was slashed with a knife, the resident said.

The junta’s gunmen were shooting in residential areas until late in the evening on Monday, the resident said. 

Photos circulated on social media showed gunmen in plainclothes riding a motorbike through the town. 

Between March 3 and 29, the regime’s armed forces have killed a total of 19 people in Myingan. 

The advocacy group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners estimates that at least 510 people have been killed by the junta’s troops since the public began resisting the February 1 coup.



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