No fewer than nineteen people were shot dead on Saturday during Myanmar protest as the military regime staged a major show of force for its annual Armed Forces Day parade.
The nation’s firmament has been gloomy since the arrest of civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi , which has consequently instigated a major uprising demanding a return to democracy.
TOS News gathered that the country’s capital Naypyidaw saw a grand parade of troops and military vehicles in the morning, with a speech by autocratic leader, Min Aung Hlaing warning that acts of so-called “terrorism” were unacceptable.
Narrating the ordeal during the protest, one of the rescue workers said violence erupted all over the central Mandalay region as security forces opened fire at protesters, killing at least nine in four different cities; one of them a doctor in Wundwin and a 14-year-old girl in Meiktila.
Meanwhile, an emergency worker had earlier said four men were brought to them dead.
However, a group of ousted parliamentarians working underground against the junta have condemned the attack
Saturday’s bloodbath has increased the death toll of 330 people being killed so far.