Here is the latest top stories from Press TV on March 28, 2021.
Myanmar 'mass murder'
Opponents of the ruling junta in Myanmar have mourned the killings of at least 114 people by security forces on Saturday. It was the bloodiest day since the military coup on February 1. Children were among those killed. A UN investigator said the army was carrying out "mass murder." Saturday also brought some of the heaviest fighting since the coup between the army and the ethnic armed groups that control swathes of the country. Myanmar has been in turmoil since the army toppled de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on several charges. So far, more than 440 people have been killed in the unrest.
Anti-racism rallies in US
People in the US hold nationwide rallies to protest a surge in anti-Asian violence in the country. The protesters filled the streets in some 60 US cities, including New York City and San Francisco. Hundreds joined in a protest to show solidarity with the Asian-American community in Los Angeles and Portland. The demonstrators called for an end to violence and racism against the Asians in the US. The protests come days after a shooting spree in Georgia that left six Asian women dead. Data by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism show hate crimes against people of Asian descent in the US rose by some 150% in 2020 compared to a year earlier.
Militants have seized control of a town near natural gas fields in northern Mozambique, killing several people. The militants also attacked a convoy of fleeing civilians earlier trapped inside a hotel in the town of Palma in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. Some 200 civilians, many of them gas field workers, took refuge in the hotel after the insurgents began their attack on the town on Wednesday. The attack came after an announcement by French energy group Total that it will resume work on a major gas project near Palma. Total now says it has suspended the restart of its work. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but a Daesh terrorists’ offshoot has claimed earlier violence in northern Mozambique.