Radio Free Asia: As Many as 70 Killed in Protests as Chinese Factory Torched in Myanmar’s Bloodiest Day Since Coup
Myanmar security forces killed 51 protesters in an industrial suburb of Yangon after Chinese-funded factories were torched on Sunday, the bloodiest day in six weeks of protests against the junta that deposed the elected government of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, civic and aid groups said.
The 51 deaths occurred at Hlaingthaya township in Yangon, and another 12 were killed in other townships of Myanmar’s commercial hub and former capital, home to 5.4 million people.
At least 24 bodies had been taken to Hlaingthaya Hospital and other remains were kept in family homes, the aid groups said, requesting that their names be withheld for safety reasons.
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WNU Editor: China's media has responded to the burning of its factories in Myanmar …. Perpetrators who violently attacked Chinese factories in Myanmar must be severely punished: Global Times editorial (Global Times).
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