Myanmar’s military junta warns that its troops could shoot protesters in the head.
The rulers are thus responding to the call to protest massively on Saturday against the coup d’état in early February.
You run the risk of being shot in the head and in the back, it was said in a broadcast on state television. Observers speak of initial confirmation that there is an order for the military to shoot.
At least 320 activists have been killed so far in clashes with the armed forces, and a local organization reported earlier Friday. At least 25 percent of the dead died from shots to the head, raising the suspicion that they were targeted shot.
Opponents of the coup have called for new all-out resistance on the so-called National Armed Forces Day.