Myanmar’s bloodiest weekend since the Feb. 1 military takeover raised the child death toll to 38 among more than 500 killed as the junta’s increasingly violent suppression of anti-military protests drew a trade suspension from the United States and calls from Britain for U.N. Security Council action.
On Armed Forces Day in Myanmar Saturday, security forces killed at least 110 people, including eight children, some of whom were hit by bullets inside their own homes, according to RFA sources.
Htoo Myat Win, 13, was killed by police gunfire in his home in the northern Sagaing region.
His mother told RFA’s Myanmar Service that the attack was unprovoked.
“He was just a little boy and did not understand anything. He didn’t do anything. He didn’t even look outside when the protesters passed on the street because he was content just playing his games,” she said.