More than 180 people lost their lives in total! Myanmar groups: at least 20 more dead

Demonstrators continued to take to the streets yesterday in Mandalay, Burma’s second largest city.

Burma’s anti-military demonstrations continued as a group of activists said at least 20 people were killed yesterday when security forces opened fire to crack down in Mandalay and other places, and 74 people were killed the day before Sunday, the bloodiest day since the military’s power grab triggered nationwide demonstrations. The group said 183 people have died in the many weeks of demonstrations.

U.N. statistics say at least 138 peaceful demonstrators have died, including women and children.

UN Secretary-General Guterres strongly condemned the ongoing violence against peaceful demonstrators and reiterated his call for international solidarity, including from countries in the region, to help end the military crackdown in Burma through collective and bilateral efforts. The U.S. Department of State criticized the Burmese military’s violence against protesters as immoral and unjustifiable.