Myanmar Daily Post-Coup Update: June 5-6

By The Irrawaddy 7 June 2021

To keep you updated on what happened in Myanmar in the last 48 hours, here are the main events of the period, more than four months after the putsch.

June 5

Four villagers, including a father and son, were shot dead by junta troops in Hlay Swea Village in Ayeyarwady Region’s Kyonpyaw Township as locals confronted them with slingshots and homemade gas guns after junta troops falsely accused a banana seller of transporting weapons and detained him.

Hlay Swea village in Kyonpyaw Township

In Danubyu Township, junta forces shot two men on their motorbike on Saturday night, leaving one dead.

Danubyu Township, Ayeyarwady Region

A bomb exploded outside the fire station in Athote town in Yekyi Township.

Three local resistance fighters of the Chinland Defense Force died in three bomb explosions in Hakha, the capital of Chin State. Around 40 civilians were also reportedly arrested by regime forces following the blasts.

The three ethnic Chin men who died in explosions

In Kayah State, 20 junta troops died in a clash with the Karenni National Defense Force (KNDF). The KNDF said it also lost one of its members in the fighting.

Two civilians died after being shot by junta forces in Shwe Nyaung, southern Shan State.

An explosion took place in Taungdwingyi, Magwe Region.

In Kachin State’s Putao Township, junta troops seized 17 villagers, apparently to ward off Kachin Independence Army ambushes in Putao Township.

In Mogaung Township, junta troops took Man Ywet Village National League for Democracy (NLD) chairman U Kyaw Ohn away for interrogation. Junta troops also detained some NLD members in Bhamo.

NLD member U Kyaw Ohn

Anti-regime protests continued in various locations across Myanmar.

June 6

In Karen State, the regime tore down mausoleums and monuments in honor of Myanmar’s independence hero General Aung San and his colleagues who were assassinated alongside him in 1947, in Hpa-an, Myawady, Kyarin Seikgyi and Kawkareik townships.

Junta forces demolish martyrs’ monuments in Karen State.

In Kayah State, houses were damaged by junta shelling in Demoso Township. A Catholic church in Dawngakar was also damaged by shelling.

Houses damaged by junta shelling in Demoso
Junta shelling inflicted damage on this Catholic church in Dawngakar

Two civilians died as the military regime rammed their motorbike with a car in Mandalay.

An explosion took place at an eatery in Thaketa Township in Yangon. Another explosion was reported at the administration office of No. 10 Ward in Shwepyithar Township.

In Shan State’s Moe Bye, junta troops set houses on fire and looted groceries.

Smoke from burning houses is seen in Moe Bye.

Anti-regime protests took place in various locations across Myanmar as well as in the US, the Netherlands, France and South Korea.

Myanmar nationals in France stage a protest against China.

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