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Death Toll Mounts in Burma as Military Fires on Demonstration, Killing Over 80 People

HeadlineApr 12, 2021

In Burma, more than 80 people were killed Friday when soldiers opened fire on a crowd of protesters demanding a reversal to the military coup that ousted Burma’s democratically elected government. Survivors said soldiers used grenades and other heavy weapons to fire at anything that moved. The massacre took place in the town of Bago, northeast of the capital Rangoon. Elsewhere, an alliance of fighters from ethnic minority groups attacked a police station in eastern Burma on Saturday. At least 10 officers were reportedly killed in the attack.

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