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Myanmar security forces shoot dead 13 protesters despite calls for restraint

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Myanmar security forces opened fire on protests against military rule on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people, witnesses and media reported, a day after neighbouring countries called for restraint and offered to help Myanmar resolve the crisis.


The security forces resorted to live fire with little warning in several towns and cities, witnesses said, as the junta appeared more determined than ever to stamp out protests against the Feb. 1 coup that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.


“It’s horrific, it’s a massacre. No words can describe the situation and our feelings,” youth activist Thinzar Shunlei Yi told Reuters via a messaging app.


The heaviest toll was in the central town of Monywa, where five people - four men and one woman - were killed, said Ko Thit Sar, editor of the Monywa Gazette.


“We’ve confirmed with family members and doctors, five people have been killed,” he told Reuters.


“At least 30 people are wounded, some still unconscious.”


In the main city Yangon, witnesses said at least three people were killed when security forces opened fire with automatic weapons in the early evening. “I heard so much continuous firing. I lay down on the ground, they shoot a lot and I saw two people killed on the spot,” protester Kaung Pyae Sone Tun, 23, told Reuters.
(Reuters), 3 March, 2021

 

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