Myanmar Protesters Burn Mock Coffins Of Military Leader

Myanmar Protesters Burn Mock Coffins Of Military Leader

Myanmar pro-democracy protesters demonstrated against the ruling military government by burning mock coffins of its leader, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, in several cities on his 65th birthday.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet

Myanmar pro-democracy protesters demonstrated against the ruling military government by burning mock coffins of its leader, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, in several cities on his 65th birthday.

As of Saturday, 890 people had been killed and 5,086 detained by the military, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a rights group tracking deaths and detainees in Myanmar.

Days after Min Aung Hlaing seized power in the coup on Feb. 1, the military government eliminated the mandatory retirement age of 65 for commander-in-chief and deputy commander-in-chief, enabling Min Aung Hlaing to continue in his post.

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