A supporter of the National League for Democracy gives a three-finger salute at an anti-coup protest in Yangon, Myanmar

At least 8 dead as police open fire on protesters in Myanmar’s Shan State

Seven people have died in Aungban town, southern Shan State, on Friday as more than 100 police and soldiers confronted anti-coup protesters. Another died of their wounds having been taken to a nearby hospital in Kalaw.

On Friday morning, a strong police presence arrived in Aungban as demonstrators began to gather in the town to protest against Myanmar’s ruling junta which took power in a military coup on February 1.

Local news agency Myanmar Now reported that security forces began firing around 9am and that a number of demonstrators had died immediately. A funeral business told the portal that those who died in the town were taken away by police.

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