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As the repression escalated, more protesters were killed in Myanmar



At least four people were shot dead in protests in Myanmar on Sunday as the military began daily demonstrations against its month-long coup, which seems to be the most difficult crackdown so far.

When large-scale protests took place across the country, the security forces seemed to be adopting a more aggressive attitude, firing more quickly and arresting a group of demonstrators before the demonstrations began.

Witnesses said that in the southern city of Dawei, police opened fire on hundreds of people. Dr. Tun Min, who treated the wounded in the hospital, said that at least three people were killed and more than fifty people were injured. The second doctor asked not to be named because he refused to retaliate, confirming these figures.

In Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, a 23-year-old man named Hein Htut Aung was shot and killed in protest. Nadi Ayar Hospital confirmed his death and sent him there after the shooting.

Since the coup d’etat on February 1, Sunday’s deaths brought the number of people shot during the protests to at least seven. The coup overthrew the civil administration led by Myanmar’s most popular politician, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.


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