søndag 28. februar 2021

Myanmar police shoot dead two protesters in one of the bloodiest days since the coup

Myanmar police shot dead at least two protesters Sunday and wounded several others in one of the bloodiest days since the military seized power on February 1. As demonstrations against the military coup, which ousted the democratically-elected government of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, entered their forth week, security forces began a violent crackdown on protesters in towns and cities across the country. In the biggest city, Yangon, a protester was fatally shot when police opened fire on demonstrators, according to Reuters, citing a hospital doctor. 

The doctor, who asked not to be identified, said the protester was brought into hospital with a bullet wound in the chest. Local media outlet Mizzima also reported the death in Yangon's Thingangyun township.

In the south of the country, one person was killed and more than a dozen were wounded when police opened fire on protesters in the town of Dawei, according to media outlet the Dawei Watch. Local politician Kyaw Min Htike confirmed police had shot protesters in Dawei.