France 24: Myanmar security forces launch deadly crackdown on protesters in several cities
Myanmar security forces opened fire in several places on Wednesday to break up anti-junta protests, killing at least 18 people, according to a human rights group, a day after a regional diplomatic push to end the month-long crisis made little headway.
As well as using live ammunition, security forces also fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in several places, including Myanmar's main cities of Yangon and Mandalay.
"As of now, so called military killed at least 18," Ko Bo Kyi, joint secretary of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, said in a post on Twitter.
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More News On the Growing Unrest In Myanmar
Reports: Myanmar security forces kill at least 33 protesters — AP
Myanmar security forces kill 18 anti-coup protesters despite calls for restraint: rights group — Reuters
13 more people are killed as Myanmar forces shoot pro-democracy protesters and begin locking up journalists — Daily Mail
Myanmar forces use violence against protesters, at least nine killed — ABC News (Australia)
Myanmar: Demonstrators shot dead in anti-coup protests — DW
More killed as Myanmar forces open fire on anti-coup protesters — Al Jazeera
UK calls for UN Security Council meeting on Myanmar following deadly crackdown — France 24
Videos Show Extent of Myanmar Military’s Bloody Crackdown — New York TimesOriginal Article
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