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2021-03-01T14:00:01+00:00

Myanmar: 18 dead in pro-democracy demonstrations

Myanmar: 18 dead in pro-democracy demonstrations
Protest against military coup (9 Feb 2021, Hpa-An, Kayin State, Myanmar) Credit: Ninjastrikers, via Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

At least 18 people have been killed and more than 30 others injured in Myanmar during nationwide pro-democracy demonstrations against the military coup, the United Nations said in a statement on Sunday. According to the UN, security forces fired live ammunition at crowds in the two largest cities of Yangon and Mandalay, as well as in Dawei, Bag, Myeik and Pokokkuo. At least 85 medical workers and students and seven journalists were also arrested during the demonstrations.

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