Unrest In Myanmar — News Updates March 16, 2021


The Guardian: Mass funerals held as Myanmar coup death toll revised up to 149
Hundreds of mourners gather in townships across Yangon after dozens of people were killed in recent days
At least 149 people have been killed in Myanmar since the 1 February coup, including five in custody, a UN human rights official has said, as mass funerals were held for dozens of those shot dead by security forces in recent days.
The revised estimate of the death toll follows the bloodiest day in the six weeks since the military’s takeover, with 74 protesters killed on Sunday followed by 20 people the next day.
Mass funerals were held across Yangon on Tuesday, with hundreds of mourners gathering in different townships to say goodbye to those killed.
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Unrest In Myanmar — News Updates March 16, 2021
Deadly violence resumes in Myanmar after peaceful protests — AP
Thousands flee Myanmar industrial zone amid fears of more bloodshed — Reuters
Myanmar junta orders martial law in large area of Yangon — AP
Surging deaths, hundreds disappeared in Myanmar unrest: UN — AFP
EU to sanction Myanmar military's business interests next week, France says — Reuters
Myanmar soldiers and police flee to India with tales of violence — AFP
China's role in Myanmar highlighted after several Beijing-owned factories torched — ANI
Food and fuel prices soar in Myanmar as coup exacerbates Covid-19 crisis — The GuardianOriginal Article

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