Two protesters were killed in Mandalay, Myanmar, when police fired shots to disperse a group of protesters. Aid workers confirm this to the news agency Reuters.
Yesterday it was announced that a Young lady She died after police shot her in the head during a protest. As far as is known, she was the first female demonstrator to be killed in the ongoing protests against the military coup. So two more deaths were added today.
One of the victims died on the street after riot police shot him in the head. The other was hit by a live bullet in the chest and succumbed to his wounds.
Some protesters shot police in Mandalay with slingshots. He responded with tear gas and bullets. At first it was not clear if rubber bullets were used or real bullets.
“Twenty people were injured and two killed,” one of the rescuers told Reuters. The demonstrators are calling for the military government to resign and also want the military to release political leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
In Myanmar, the military coup on 1 February and the arrest of Suu Kyi sparked major unrest. Her party won the parliamentary elections, but the military alleges fraud. Since then, there have been daily demonstrations in the country. Tens of thousands of people come to the demonstrations.
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