Violence in Myanmar is still rising since the military coup as at least 38 people were killed on Wednesday by police. The incident was described as “the bloodiest day” since the military coup.
The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, told reporters at the headquarter of the international body that at least 38 people were killed on Wednesday.
She explained: “Today it was the bloodiest day since the coup happened on February 1. We have today — only today — 38 people died. We have now more than over 50 people died since the coup started.”
More demonstrators took the streets of the country’s biggest city, Yangon, where they have been met by violence and cruelty, CBS reported.
In addition, a number of demonstrations were organized in the second-biggest city in Myanmar, Mandalay.
However, media reports said on Wednesday that at least nine demonstrators were killed after protesting in different cities of Myanmar against the military coup that took place in the country in early February.
Myanmar security forces fired live ammunition at the protesters, amid popular rejection of the military coup that ousted the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi, according to the US news channel Al Hurra.