In Myanmar, the army opened fire on protesters against the dictatorship, killing 16 people.

According to foreign news agency Reuters, protesters took to the streets of Yangon, Mandalay, and other towns.

16 killed in Myanmar protest
Anti dictatorship Protest in Myanmar | PC: Reuters

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Myanmar’s generals celebrated Armed Forces Day and warned protesters that they could be “shot in the head and back” if they went outside.

“Today is a day of shame for the armed forces,” Dr. Sasa, a spokesman for the CRPH, an anti-military group set up by deposed lawmakers, told an online forum.

He said that military generals celebrated Armed Forces Day after killing more than 300 innocent civilians (protesters).

Myanmar News reports that security forces opened fire on a crowd of protesters outside a police station on the outskirts of Yangon Dala early Saturday morning, killing at least four people.

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At least 10 people were injured, the news portal reported.

After presiding over a military parade on Armed Forces Day in the capital, Napaitou, Senior General Man Aung Hlaing promised to hold elections without a time frame.

“The army stands with the whole nation to protect democracy,” the state military said in a televised address.

Authorities have also worked to protect the people and restore peace across the country, he added.

An estimated 328 people have been killed so far in crackdowns on protesters against the military coup.

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State television issued a warning on Friday evening that “you (the public) should understand the situation in the context of the recent deaths and the risk of being shot in the head and back.”

The warning did not specifically say that security forces had ordered the killings.

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