Death toll rises as protests continue in Myanmar

Posted : 2021-03-30 14:25 Updated : 2021-03-30 14:30
An anti-coup protester flashes the three-finger sign of defiance as he walks past burning tires in Yangon, Myanmar on Thursday March 24, 2021. Protesters against last month's military takeover in Myanmar returned to the streets in large numbers Thursday, a day after staging a "silence strike" in which people were urged to stay home and businesses to close for the day. AP

Demonstrators set up barricades during a protest against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar March 22, 2021. REUTERS

Demonstrators use a slingshot during a protest against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, 22 March 2021. Anti-coup protests continued despite the intensifying violent crackdowns on demonstrators by security forces. EPA

A man runs past a road barricade and burning debris Monday, March 22, 2021, in Mandalay, Myanmar. AP

A man runs past a road barricade and burning debris Monday, March 22, 2021, in Mandalay, Myanmar. AP

A Buddhist monk uses binoculars while with other men squatting behind a road barricade Monday, March 22, 2021, in Mandalay, Myanmar. AP

Two men on a motorbike alert people and anti coup protesters as armed security forces arrive to crack down on a demonstration in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. AP

Demonstrators prepare Molotov cocktails for a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, 25 March 2021. EPA

Protesters make Molotov cocktails during a rally against the military coup Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Yangon, Myanmar. AP

Demostrators hurl back tear gas canisters towards police during a protest against the military coup Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Mandalay, Myanmar. AP

An anti-coup protester throws a smoke bomb against police crackdown in Thaketa township Yangon, Myanmar, Saturday, March 27, 2021. AP

People carry an injured demonstrator during a protest against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, 22 March 2021. EPA

Mourners pray during the funeral of a protester, who died amid a crackdown by security forces on demonstrations against the military coup, in Taunggyi in Myanmar's Shan state on March 29, 2021. AFP

Relatives and friends react during the funeral procession of Mg Tun Tun Aung, who died in the anti-coup protests, in Mandalay, Myanmar, 23 March 2021. Mg Tun Tun Aung reportedly died during a protest against the military coup on 22 March. Anti-coup protests continued despite the intensifying violent crackdowns on demonstrators by security forces. EPA

A person sits on the stairs during a candle vigil organized by Myanmar citizens living in India and members of Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), a student organisation from India's Mizoram state, to pay tribute to people who died in Myanmar after the military coup, in New Delhi, India, March 23, 2021. REUTERS

Myanmar citizens living in India hold a candle vigil, organised by Chin Refugee Committee, to pay tribute to people who died in Myanmar after the military coup, in New Delhi, India, March 24, 2021. REUTERS

A woman reacts during a candle vigil organised by Chin Refugee Committee, to pay tribute to people who died in Myanmar after the military coup, in New Delhi, India, March 24, 2021. REUTERS

Myanmar citizens living in India and members of Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), a student organisation from India's Mizoram state, hold a candle vigil to pay tribute to people who died in Myanmar after the military coup, in New Delhi, India, March 23, 2021. REUTERS

Anti-coup protesters shout slogans during a rally in Yangon, Myanmar on Thursday March 24, 2021. Hundreds of people imprisoned for demonstrating against last month's coup in Myanmar were released Wednesday, a rare conciliatory gesture by the military that appeared aimed at placating the protest movement. AP

Protesters hold placards and a flag of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party attached to red balloons during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, 24 March 2021. Anti-coup protests continue despite the intensifying violent crackdowns on demonstrators by security forces. EPA

Protesters release red balloons during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, March 24, 2021. REUTERS

Protesters throw the garbage on the road as a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, 30 March 2021. Anti-coup protests continued despite the intensifying violent crackdowns on demonstrators by security forces. EPA

This photo taken and received courtesy of an anonymous source on March 28, 2021 shows bloodstains on the protective gear of a protester, left on the ground during a demonstration against the military coup, in Taunggyi in Myanmar's Shan state. AFP