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Anti-coup protests rage in Myanmar after dozens killed over crackdown’s bloodiest weekend

Protest against Myanmar military coup in front of Kayin State Hluttaw

Protest against Myanmar military coup in front of Kayin State Hluttaw. Photo: Ninjastrikers. CC BY-SA 4.0.


Dozens of people were reportedly killed in Myanmar over the weekend amid the increasingly lethal crackdown on anti-coup protests. Despite the actions of the police and military, the protests continued into Monday.

Myanmar saw the bloodiest weekend since the beginning of the civil unrest that was triggered by the military seizing power on February 1. According to local media reports citing hospitals, at least 59 people were killed and some 129 injured in the country’s largest city of Yangon alone.

Multiple videos circulating online show chaotic scenes captured across the country on Sunday, with protesters repeatedly coming under what is presumed to be live-ammunition fire from the security forces.

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