82 killed during a military crackdown in Myanmar

At least 82 people were killed on Saturday, in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters.

According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, which issues daily counts of casualties and arrests from the crackdown, the country’s death toll keeps going up on a daily basis.

Friday’s death toll in Bago was the highest, for a single city, when over 100 people were killed in the country’s biggest city, Yangon.

Myanmar’s military  seized power after detaining the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other democratically elected leaders on 1st of February.

The army alleged of fraud in the recent landslide election win by Ms Suu Kyi’s party.

The citizens have since been demonstrating, demanding  the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The citizens have since been demonstrating, demanding  the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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