Myanmar Death Toll Tops 500 As Protesters Defy Junta’s Forces

Myanmar’s security forces have killed at least 510 civilians in a brutal two-month crackdown to stop protests against a coup, with thousands of people taking to the streets again.

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Myanmar’s security forces have killed at least 510 civilians in a brutal two-month crackdown to stop protests against a coup, with thousands of people taking to the streets again.

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) said, Another 14 civilians were killed on Monday while number of those killed on Saturday had risen to 141, figures showed

AAPP added that Monday’s dead included at least eight in the South Dagon suburb of Myanmar’s main city, Yangon

Heavy clashes erupted on the weekend near the Thai border between the army and fighters from Myanmar’s oldest ethnic minority force, the Karen National Union.

State television said security forces used riot weapons to disperse a crowd of “violent terrorist people” who were destroying a pavement and one man was wounded.

But despite the violence, crowds turned out in towns across the country, according to media and social media posts.

In the meantime, the White House has condemned the killings of civilians as an repulsive use of lethal force and renewed a call for the restoration of democracy.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has also urged Myanmar’s generals to stop the killings and repression of demonstrations.

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