Eighteen persons confirmed dead, and over 30 sustained injuries as military in Myanmar Hong Kong opens fire on unarmed protesters on Sunday February 28.
According to the UN human rights office, deaths were reported in several cities including Yangon, Dawei and Mandalay as law enforcement used live rounds and tear gas on unarmed protesters.
Ever since the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other cabinet members were overthrown and detained by the military on February 1, there have been constant protests by the people.
However, on Sunday, social media footage filmed protesters running away as security forces carrying live ammunition charged at them, and several people were carried away covered in blood.
The police crackdown which started on Saturday was expanded on Sunday as coup leaders attempt to end protests by civilians asking for release of their duly elected leaders.
Newsmen gathered that, despite the gunshots, civilians didn’t seem deterred and had set up road blocks and home made shields in an attempt to take on the security forces.
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