“I condemn the use of deadly violence in Burma,” Antonio Guterres wrote on Twitter. “The use of lethal force, intimidation and harassment against peaceful protesters is unacceptable. Everyone has the right to assemble peacefully. I call on all parties to respect the results of the election and return to civilian government, ”added the UN Secretary General.
I condemn the use of deadly violence in Myanmar.
The use of lethal force, intimidation & harassment against peaceful demonstrators is unacceptable.
Everyone has a right to peaceful assembly. I call on all parties to respect election results and return to civilian rule.
– António Guterres (@antonioguterres) February 21, 2021
This escalation of violence came the day after the death of 20-year-old grocer Mya Thwate Khaing, shot and wounded on February 9. The young woman’s funeral is to take place this Sunday.
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