Eyewitnesses recount bloody crackdown in Myanmar

Eyewitnesses recount bloody crackdown in Myanmar 1


At least 82 anti-coup protestors were killed by security forces in the city of Bago in Myanmar on April 9. The massacre has been widely condemned by the United Nations and countries around the world. CNN's Paula Hancocks pieces together some of what happened that day and talks to survivors of the onslaught.
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46 Comments on "Eyewitnesses recount bloody crackdown in Myanmar"

  1. A UN peace keeping force should now go in

    • No Masters No Gods | April 16, 2021 at 7:50 PM | Reply

      @Ole Fella You’re on point. The USA-led West is trying so hard to put barriers around China. See, South China Sea, for example. They have been working hard on that front for so long.
      Now they are working on this Myanmar-China front, since it gives China access out to the sea.
      There are gas pipelines, oil pipelines, container ship ports and roads between Myanmar’s coastal region and China’s Yunnan Province; all these infrastructures give China access to the sea through Myanmar.
      In other words, Myanmar is increasingly becoming a strategic point for China, economy & military wise, so Anglo Western gang is playing hard to block it. That is what it’s all about.

    • @No Masters No Gods In my humble opinion, the coups in Burma/Myanmar and some others around the world today are totally different from the coups which took place over half a century earlier when newly independent nations, including Burma, just came out of centuries-long Colonialism, bitter and poverty-stricken, turned to a new deal of Social-Democratic system (Socialism/Communism).
      Today’s coups, in nations such as South Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, in most cases, are changes in the political system only, while the economic system is mostly left intact.

    • No Masters No Gods | April 16, 2021 at 9:30 PM | Reply

      @Ole Fella The vast majority of good nature people of Myanmar, though still poor compared to the rest of Asia, are devout Buddhist and have a high treasured regard for their culture and tradition.
      With the opening of their country to the outside world, Myanmar risks the onslaught of negative unwanted foreign cultures; that it needs to shield and protect itself from, so as to keep much treasured and highly regarded Myanmar tradition, culture and religion.
      Much thanks for your informative “Ole Fella” comment at, https://youtu.be/MFEEmdKbqBE

    • @No Masters No Gods Myanmar would have been much better off without Colonialism.
      For instance, there’s hardly any Muslim, Hindu or Christian in Myanmar up until British Colonialism.
      I supposed it’s fair to say that many of these tragedies Myanmar facing today, such as racial ethnic & religious conflicts, started with Colonialism. Just saying.

      For more truths, pls read my informative multi-pages comment at, “Aung San Suu Kyi Exclusive Interview BBC”.., https://youtu.be/MFEEmdKbqBE ,[Just scroll down a couple hundred other comments before you see my ‘Ole Fella’ comment there.]

    • “Anglos caused most of the world’s problems” – David Cameron, former British Prime Minister

      Tragedy ridden people of Burma has been suffering for centuries;
      – first under British Colonialism,
      – secondly through boycotted and blacklisted by the Anglo West, as impoverished Burma turned to Socialism for a relief.
      In fact, Myanmar has a sad saying that goes “A poor young girl got raped and got hurt twice”, referring to their nation’s double tragedies.

  2. Drew P. Balzak | April 16, 2021 at 7:05 AM | Reply

    In deference to bloody crackdowns I’m reminded of something Ol’ CornPop Jackson said: If the front porch is being painted red, use the back door.

  3. Coffee is the path to victory | April 16, 2021 at 7:09 AM | Reply

    They are slaughtering civilians.
    Why the hell is no one in the world trying to intervene??

  4. I do not know what you UNSC are waiting for, but you guys should make things quick.

    • Pamala Washington | April 16, 2021 at 10:13 AM | Reply

      Yes please..quickly! How many have to die? This is insane!

    • You have to be really stupid to think the UN does anything but topple governments so their countries can be exploited. Stupid people like the UN because they are too stupid to see what they really are.

    • China has veto power even if all the nation’s says yes china could just say no and nothing would be done . Y’all should know this and start worrying china

    • Everyday Gear | April 16, 2021 at 5:08 PM | Reply

      The UN is protecting all their WHITE leaders in the US from going after guns first…. it’s a competing narrative, can’t steal peoples guns and murder them, while going into a country that’s doing to same and defend them from their own government. Idiots. All of you, seriously, how daft are you lololololo

  5. JourneyMan Smitty | April 16, 2021 at 7:47 AM | Reply

    This is terrifying life seems like it’s going to be really rough living there🤔

  6. Lucid- truth be born | April 16, 2021 at 8:41 AM | Reply


  7. vegan skeptic | April 16, 2021 at 9:13 AM | Reply

    So UN just gonna keep flapping they lips and hope it goes away?

  8. Thanks You CNN🥰

  9. Han Hsu Naing | April 16, 2021 at 10:44 AM | Reply

    Be peaceful and safe Bago.Be Ko Wai Moe Naing free as soon as possible without any hurt. Our Myanmar people need urgent international help!Please help Myanmar!

    • #R2P ASAP

    • Gustavo Breves | April 16, 2021 at 6:07 PM | Reply

      Save Myanmar

    • Fauziah Mohd Din Mohd Din | April 16, 2021 at 7:11 PM | Reply

      Help ??? Who helped the Muslim Rohingya when you killed them in genocide . Now you face the wrath of God . Everyday I look to see the news the similarity you face now like what you did to Muslim Rohingyas . Thank God Allah SWT had answered the suffering of Rohingya Muslims .Now the Myanmar should know Allah SWT The Al Mighty will answer his servants prayers ! Where your Buddhist Monks who killed those innocent Muslims .. hiding for their lives soon those monks will be hunted by military .. wait Buddhist monks your turn will come !

    • @Fauziah Mohd Din Mohd Din Hey, Buddy. If care about Muslims at all, know that Muslims are still getting killed by the Military Junta to this day. A 6 Year old Girl was killed about 2 weeks ago. She was Muslim. Not Just the Burmese Civilians. The Military Junta have been Killing Civilians for 70 years. Where were you when the Kachin, Rakhine, Karen, Chin, Rohingya, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and all the other Minorities and Burmese Civilians were being killed by the Military Junta. Stop Blindly supporting a Military that Kills Civilians. Ok there you Islamophobic Fascist Sympathizer.

    • Nigel Johnson | April 16, 2021 at 10:15 PM | Reply

      @Fauziah Mohd Din Mohd Din you do know that the generals are equal opportunity murders and were the implementers of the rohingya massacre.

  10. Harukun Hokori | April 16, 2021 at 11:48 AM | Reply

    Why the UN not help us yet 😔

  11. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  12. d silverleaf | April 16, 2021 at 1:43 PM | Reply

    Wtf is NATO?

    • It’s an alliance project funded by the United States of America basically saying anyone in the NATO project will be protected at a cost

  13. Your AUDIO for CNN International is always low. Raise the volume a little bit please.

  14. After this coup Myanmar should do what panama did after dictator noriega. The army should be abolished and get an ally to protect them . The army can never be trusted in burma

  15. This is Cambodia ‘killing Field’ duplicate nightmare.

  16. UN is not helping a country that UN can’t and will not be able to steal something good out if that country! Myanmar people you fall behind, welcome to the real world!

  17. Sache Taylor | April 16, 2021 at 9:39 PM | Reply


  18. Ashlynne Shain | April 16, 2021 at 10:08 PM | Reply

    This is absolutely heartbreaking. So many prayers sent. 🙏

  19. My mom said this conflict been going on since she was a kid. It’s only because of power.

  20. If there was ever a justifiable scenario where the US went to war to topple an autocracy _to plant the seeds of democracy,_ I think this would unironically be the hypothetical. Seriously though, I wish we would do something to help these people recover their democracy. This is tragic

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