At Least 3 Killed as Myanmar Police Crack Down on Protests

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The police opened hearth on protesters in southern Myanmar on Sunday, because the navy regime started what gave the impression to be its hardest crackdown but on the demonstrations in opposition to its month-old coup. A minimum of three individuals had been killed, two medical doctors stated.

Greater than 50 different individuals had been wounded within the taking pictures within the metropolis of Dawei, stated Dr. Tun Min, who was treating the injured at an area hospital and who confirmed the three deaths. A second physician, who requested to not be named for worry of retaliation, additionally stated that three individuals had been killed.

Witnesses stated the police opened hearth on the group in Dawei, which they stated numbered within the tons of. The police additionally used tear fuel in an try to interrupt up the protest, the witnesses stated.

The safety forces had been additionally cracking down Sunday on different protests across the nation, together with within the largest metropolis, Yangon, the place tons of of individuals had been arrested.

The deaths in Dawei introduced the variety of individuals shot and killed within the protests to at the least six because the Feb. 1 coup, which ousted the civilian authorities led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s hottest politician.

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