Around 50 people reported murdered when troops and police opened fire against protesters in various Sunday areas. Most deaths were in Yangon. The protesters are demanding the liberation of the civil leader expelled Aung San Kyi. She directs the National League for Democracy (NLD) who saw a landslide victory in the elections last November. The military stopped most of the NLD leadership after the coup d’etat, claiming the voter fraud. No test has been provided. Ms. Suu Kyi has been held in an unknown location since the blow of February 1. She must face a large number of charges that say that supporters are manufactured. On Monday, she appeared in court, but the virtual audience was suspended due to Internet problems.
The military initially declared martial law in two districts of Yangon (Rangoon), the largest city in the country, on Sunday after Chinese companies were attacked. Martial law was imposed on several other areas of Yangon and Mandalay on Monday. Protesters can now be tested in military courts. The protesters believe that China is supporting the military in Myanmar (also called Burma), but it is not clear who was behind the weekend attacks.
In total, more than 120 protesters have been killed during the repression, according to the Association Association for the Monitoring Group of Political Prisoners (AAPP). On Monday there were new protests in Mandalay and a number of other places. Low were informed after the security forces opened fire against the protesters in the central cities of Myingyan and Aunglan.
It is not clear who went to factories financed by Chinese in Myanmar. China says that attacks were well planned, with vandals arriving at motorcycles with weapons and gasoline. Some protesters have denied that they were involved. But there is a widespread feeling against China in Myanmar due to the belief that Beijing is helping the military government there. This has been partially fed by Beijing’s refusal to offer a direct conviction of the blow. Initially, the Chinese state media described it as a simple “cabinet reorganization”. This hits in a deeper distrust of China in Myanmar. Some projects financed by Chinese in recent years, including a proposed dam and a copper mine, have been controversial because they seemed to give it a unbalanced influence of Beijing. In the past, China has also seen its image suffers because it has been close to the Burmese Army. China is presented as an honest runner who does not support anyone. For the protesters, that is not an acceptable position.