Myanmar: 14 pro-democracy protesters were killed as they were protesting across cities in MyanmarEvent
- Initial Date
- Mar 29, 2021
- Event Description
Myanmar security forces killed 14 people Monday during demonstrations in towns across the country following the deadliest weekend since the February military coup, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP).
The group, which has been monitoring the violence, said Monday’s toll brings the total number of deaths since the February 1 coup to at least 510.
Eight of the deaths that took place Monday occurred in Myanmar's main city, Yangon, according to AAPP.
Protests took place Monday throughout the country, including in Sagaing Region, where hundreds of mourners lined the street to pay tribute to a 20-year-old nursing student who was shot and killed Sunday while helping provide aid to injured protesters.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Other (e.g. undefined, organisation, community)
- Violence (physical)
- Rights Concerned
- Right to life
- Pro-democracy activist
- Armed forces/ Military
- Monitoring Status
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On March 29, 2021, 14 pro-democracy defenders were killed by the police and soldiers as they were protesting against the military coup in Yangon and Sagaing, Myanmar