Myanmar’s security forces have shot and killed three more protesters in a country that has been witnessing a vivid public display of anger against the military since it took power in a coup early February.
Daily protests have been ongoing for more than a month in Myanmar since the military ousted the civil government and arrested de facto leader Aung Sung Suu Kyi and other political leaders.
Unrest continues in Myanmar. Street protests have now reached new heights, with public anger building up and the military crackdown growing more frequent and brutal.
Protesters in Yangon, Myanmar, stood their ground behind shields and barricades as security forces opened fire and lobbed tear gas canisters, killing at least three, witnesses and domestic media said.
The acting leader of Myanmar’s civilian government, appointed by legislators who were removed following a military coup last month, says efforts are being made to give people the legal right to defend themselves amid the surging death toll in anti-coup protests across the country.
The UN's top expert on rights in Myanmar says the country’s military is likely to be committing crimes against humanity in its heavy-handed crackdown on protesters since the February 1 coup.
The United Nations Security Council has condemned the violent crackdown on peaceful protesters in Myanmar, but has failed to denounce the recent military takeover in the country as a coup or to threaten further action.
Security forces in Myanmar have attacked a compound where railway workers opposed to the recent military coup in the country have been on strike in the largest city of Yangon, amid an escalating crackdown on protesters.
The United Nations has expressed concern over the safety of some 200 protesters who were cornered by the country's security forces in Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar, to quell ongoing protests.
Two protesters have been killed as anti-coup rallies continue across Myanmar amid calls for a general strike and as the military junta ramps up night raids to arrest rally organizers.