On Sunday, authorities in Myanmar began their most violent crackdown to date on protesters, who have been massaging the streets for weeks in protest against the army’s February 1 coup.
Violence against unarmed and mostly peaceful protesters killed 18 and injured more than 30, According to the United Nations Office of Human Rights, And took place across the country in Mandalay in the north, Dauji in the southeast, and Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar.
Unlike previous conflicts in Myanmar, enabling real-time documentation of extreme violence carried out by the coup action “done in front of thousands of phones and cameras” Officials said Myanmar-based Human Rights Watch researcher Richard Wear.
The New York Times reviewed dozens of such videos that show both soldiers and police officers using a variety of weapons, including shotguns, flash bangs, tear gas grenade launchers, and rifles. In at least two episodes we tracked, the footage captured the suffering civilians who were suffering from fatal gunshot wounds. The photographs also show that at least one of the stranded units appears to be involved in the crackdown against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.
Here we know from visual evidence.
A fatal shooting in Yangon
One of the most violent episodes on Sunday took place in Yangon near Haldon Junction, which has become a regular gathering place for protesters.
Around 8:30 am, the Mizdima TV news organization has filmed police officers, who are heading west on Helen Road.
He is shown to have riot guns and pump-action shotguns, capable of firing both deadly and less lethal.
A video from Myanmar-based News Watch shows protesters running towards a high school as they flee from officers who are heading for them.
Amidst the flash blast and the sound of gunfire, some protesters are carrying the corpse of someone, who appears to be injured.
In a video captured by local news agency Myanmar Now, another keeper is lying outside the high school gate resting and begins to bleed from his inhumanity.
Some people try to save the injured man. They take him away.
Medical Advisor for Physicians with Human Rights Dr. Rohini Har reviewed other images of the man’s body for the Times. Dr. Haar said the man’s injuries were sustained by gunfire from live ammunition.
The man, who later died, was identified by family members as Ny Nyi Aung Het Ning. He posted “#How_Many_Dead_Bodies_UN_Need_To_Take_Action” on his Facebook page the night before.
Medical staff affair
Around the same time in Yangon in Yangin Township, the video shows doctors and medical students wearing their white coats protesting peacefully.
Police aim for a mixture of firearms in the direction of the crowd, including anything that appears to be BA-63 rifles, which can be loaded with lethal ammunition or with empty rounds to intimidate the crowd. They also drive a gun.
Just down the street, protesters are seen running through flash bangs.
Some people take refuge under a road.
But authorities there parked the protesters in a parking lot and loaded them into police vehicles.
An infamous unit in Mandalay
In Myanmar’s second largest city, Mandalay, a keeper was shot in the head through his motorcycle helmet.
UC Thu, a doctor and protector, Told the Times The man, Yoo Maung Mau Oo, was rushing police and soldiers who were trying to prevent the protesters from gathering. Two other protesters were injured, the doctor said.
The graphic video shows civilians trying to rescue the person and take him to the ambulance.
Dr. Harr told The Times that because the man was wearing a helmet, his serious injury could not have been due to being less deadly like a rubber bullet.
Several blocks away, security forces facing protesters in Thick Pan Street were fired from tear gas in the grounds of the City Hospital.
The soldiers photography The insignia was worn on the grounds of the hospital firing a tear gas grenade launcher and helping police arrest what Mr. Wier of Human Rights Watch said appears to be from Myanmar’s 33rd Light Infantry Division.
The 33rd Light Infantry Division is implicated as previously described by the United Nations Government’s massacre campaign Against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
In the southern city of Davai, police opened fire on a crowd of hundreds. Witnesses said. Dr. Tun Min said at least three people were killed and more than 50 were injured, who were treating the injured at a hospital.
One video showed police officers loading a weapon similar to a BA-63 rifle and then shooting it.
Mizima TV Filmed Several bodies are being exhumed in a hospital in the city.
In Mynigon, an area in Yangon, another video shows police officers firing a pump-action shotgun, which can be loaded with lethal or less lethal ammunition. The video was filmed from a few hundred feet Another video The protesters gathered on the road before being dispersed by tear gas and flash bangs.
An officer, carrying a bag, appears to be carrying spent gunfire, which the protesters are photographing to prove what ammunition was being used.
According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, an advocacy group based in Thailand and Myanmar. About 30 people have died Coup and more than 1,200 arrested since February 1.
The association wrote on Monday, “The streets have become combat zones.” “The purpose of doing all this is to create fear and compliance for the military.”
The military junta running the country has now made it clear that it has no intention of supporting it, saying that “protesters are now taking people on a collision course, where they will suffer loss of life.”
Logan Mitchell Contributed to reporting. Additional production by Ariel ray And attracted Jordan.