The pro-democracy protesters restore to violence against Chinese properties in Myanmar. The Myanmar’s security forces are opening indiscriminate fire to check the attacks.
On Sunday’s violence 38 protesters were killed after 2 Chinese-financed factories were set on fire. Apart from this the protesters even attacked other Chinese properties.
The Myanmar Chinese embassy’s Facebook page has been bombarded with an unending stream of vitriol blaming China for backing and encouraging the Military coup that started on 1st February.
Many posted on Burmese social media to set an oil and gas pipeline that connects the China-financed port of Kyaukphyu in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to China’s Yunnan province on fire.
The anti-coup protesters carried placards saying with this message ‘Myanmar military coup, Made in China’.
The Chinese embassy described the situation as “very severe” after 2 Chinese-financed garment factories in Hlaingthaya suburb of Yangon was set on fire by pro-democracy protesters.
China has urged Myanmar to take measures to stop all acts of violence and ensure safety of Chinese people and properties.
Myanmar security forces opened indiscriminate fire on protesters who burned factories at Hlaingthaya. At least 22 protesters had died in the firing.
At least sixteen protestors had died in indiscriminate firings in several other cities like Mandalay and Bago. One policeman was also killed in Bago.
These many deaths make 14th March as the bloodiest day in Myanmar since the coup.
About 2,250 protesters have been taken into custody and only 300 injured protesters have been released.
According to Myanmar’s security forces martial law had been declared in Hlaingthaya and an adjoining Yangon district.