Myanmar security forces have reportedly killed four people today during protests against the military coup. The victims were killed when the police opened fire on protesters, a day after a regional diplomatic push to end the month-long crisis made a little headway.
Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in several places, including the main cities of Yangon and Mandalay, two people were killed during clashes at a protest in the second biggest city Mandalay, a witness and media reports said, and one person was killed when police opened fire in the main city of Yangon, a witness there said.A fourth person was shot and killed in the central town of Myingyan, said student activist Moe Myint Hein. There were also reports of live ammunition being used in some places.
At least 21 people have been killed since the military coup on February 1, when democratically elected members of Myanmar’s ruling party, the National League for Democracy, were deposed by the Tatmadaw -Myanmar’s military.
EDITOR: AYABA UMEZI