Protesters killed brutally in Myanmar: Current Affairs Special Series

Team Adda247 and BankersAadda are here with a Current Affairs Special Series for SBI and IBPS interview 2021.  In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack if any current affairs topic is asked in the interview. Today’s Current Affairs topic is the Protesters killed brutally in Myanmar.

Protesters killed brutally in Myanmar

In Myanmar, yesterday was the 76th Armed Forces Day. The day remembers the start of resistance by independent power against the Japanese occupation in 1945.

Many protesters were reportedly killed brutally on this 76th Armed Forces Day. Local media of Myanmar reported that more than 90 protesters have been killed even the numbers are more difficult to confirm the data. Coup leader Min Aung Hlaing in his live broadcast in the Armed Forces Day TV address pledged on elections but gave no timetable, and he said violent acts that affect the nation’s stability and security in view of making demands are inappropriate. The killings drew international condemnation of the UK, USA, and other many countries, with multiple diplomatic missions to Myanmar.

The delegation of the European Union said on Myanmar violence on Twitter that the Armed Forces Day will stay embedded as a day of terror and dishonor. It said the killing of unarmed civilians; including children are indefensible acts.  

The United States has condemned the brutal killing of people by security forces in Myanmar. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that Washington is extremely shocked by killings in Myanmar. He also said the courageous people of Myanmar reject the military’s region of terror. 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he is deeply shocked by this incident. The latest violence took the number up which were killed in the suppression of protests in Myanmar since the 1st February coup to more than 400. 

 

Myanmar:

President: Myint Swe (Acting President)

Capital: Naypyitaw       Currency: Myanmar Kyat

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