The US State Department said that the United States is deeply concerned about reports of Myanmar security forces shooting demonstrators and the continuing arrests.
“We are deeply concerned about reports about Burma security forces (formerly called Myanmar) shooting protesters and continuing to arrest and persecute protesters and other people,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a tweet Saturday on his Twitter account. The people of Burma. “
We are deeply concerned by reports that Burmese security forces have fired on protestors and continue to detain and harass demonstrators and others in Burma. We stand with the people of Burma.
– Ned Price (@StateeptSpox) February 20, 2021
And emergency personnel previously said that two people were killed in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city, on Saturday, when police and soldiers fired to disperse protests against the February 1 military coup.
Demonstrations have continued in the country for more than two weeks, but this Saturday became the bloodiest day since the outbreak of unrest.
Source: RT + agencies