IN PICS: Civil society members stage protest in front of Myanmar Embassy
March 5, 2021 12:34 PM NPT
By: Bijaya Rai
Photo: Bijaya Rai/Republica
KATHMANDU, March 5: A group of civil society members staged a protest demonstration in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Kathmandu on Friday against the ongoing military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar.
The demonstrators staged the sit-in in front of the embassy, calling the incumbent government of Myanmar to stop the brutal killing of its people.
Dozens of people demanding the restoration of democracy have been killed in Myanmar in the aftermath of the military’s overthrow of the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
At least 38 people were killed in Myanmar on Thursday alone as the military tried to quell demonstrations by pro-democracy campaigners against last month's coup, the United Nations said.
It was the bloodiest day since generals seized power on 1 February, with more than 50 people now dead and many others wounded, according to reports.