Naypyidaw – 20 people were killed, and many were injured in action taken by the military on villagers protesting against the Junta regime in Myanmar. Sources informed that nearly ten soldiers were killed in the encounter between the army and the local armed groups in the Mindat region in the Chin province before this.
The military acquired power, through a coup, in Myanmar, in the month of February. The Myanmar population opposed this military action and took to the streets to protest against the Junta regime. The people of Myanmar have refused to retreat despite the cruel actions and inhuman atrocities carried out by the military. Even after four months, the intensity of the agitation is only seen to be increasing. At the same time, the form of protests against the Junta regime also is changing. The locals have started an armed struggle against the military in many parts of Myanmar. New armed groups have been formed in certain areas, and the old rebel groups also seem to have taken up arms again. On Saturday, the military raided a village in the Irrawaddy Delta region. The military gave the reason that there was a stock of weapons hidden in the village, and the action was taken to seize the arms haul. But the villagers bitterly opposed the military action. As a result, 20 people were killed, and many were injured in the conflict that ensued between the villagers and the military. The military refused to react to the incident.