YANGON DIVISION – The junta council soldiers have been targeting youths and inspecting crowded bus stops in Yangon, and some have been illegally abducted, according to residents and witnesses.
On Monday morning (July 3), junta troops blocked and inspected Kamayut, South Dagon, and Thaketa Townships. “I was waiting for the bus at the stop, holding a can of welding support as I work in the steel and iron industry. Then, the junta soldiers got off their vehicle, aimed their guns, and suddenly inspected what I was holding. They also checked my phone,” said a youth who was inspected by the junta soldiers near the 106 bus stop in South Dagon Township.
Similarly, the junta soldiers inspected the bags of youths passing the Hledan bus stop on the Yangon-Insein Road. “Mainly, they checked the bags of the youths and men. One junta vehicle also stopped beyond Hledan bus stop,” said the eyewitness.
Residents informed that two junta vehicles also patrolled Shwe Pyi Tha and Thaketa Townships.
On July 3 morning, two out of seven youths who hung a banner saying, “Don’t forget the history of 7.7.1962, written by the blood of the students,” at the back entrance of No. 9 Basic Education Middle School, No. 11 Residential Ward, Shwe Pyi Tha Township, were also abducted by the junta troops.