Myanmar junta kills eight more, death toll hits 224

United News of Bangladesh . Yangon | Published at 05:04pm on March 19, 2021

Myanmar security forces shot dead eight anti-coup protesters in the central town of Aungban on Friday, the Myanmar Now news portal reported.

Myanmar’s security forces have increasingly resorted to violence to quell protests that have gone on daily in opposition to the Feb. 1 military coup and the detention of prominent politicians like Aung San Suu Kyi.

As of Thursday, a total of 224 people had been killed since the coup, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a rights group monitoring the violence in the country.