Government “concerned about hard-line suppression of protests in Myanmar… Strong urge to refrain from violence”


The government expressed concern over the crackdown of the Myanmar military and police forces against the protesters, and urged them to refrain from using excessive violence.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement in the name of a spokesman on the 20th, “We express our deep concern over the media reports that casualties are incurred in Mandalay City, Myanmar today, due to the hard crackdown on protesters.”

“The South Korean government is in a position that the freedom of assembly and expression of the people of Myanmar should be respected as much as possible,” he said.

According to Myanmar Now, Myanmar military police reported that at least two people were killed and six were injured in the process of disbanding while confronting protesters protesting the military coup at the Mandalay Shipyard. The military and police mobilized soldiers and police with 20 trucks filled, and used two water cannons and tear gas to forcibly disperse the protesters. It also said it fired more than 50 shots into the air and arrested at least 10 people. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “I received the news that a Myanmar woman who was shot by the Myanmar police was eventually killed on the 19th.”

On the 19th, a woman in her twenties, who was in critical condition after being shot by a police officer during a protest against the coup on the 9th in Naepido, the capital of Myanmar, died on the 19th.

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