Two protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar were killed when police fired shots to disperse a group of protesters. Aid workers confirm to news agency Reuters.
Yesterday it was announced that a young woman died after police shot her in the head during a protest. As far as we know, she is the first female protester to be killed in the ongoing protests against the military coup. So today there were two more deaths.
One of the victims died on the street after riot police shot her in the head. The other was shot in the chest and succumbed to his injuries.
Some protesters shot at police in Mandalay with catapults. He responded with tear gas and gunshots. At first, it was not clear whether rubber bullets or real bullets were used.
“Twenty people were injured and two died,” one of the rescuers told Reuters. The protesters demand that the military government resign and also want the military to release political leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
In Myanmar, the February 1 military coup and the arrest of Suu Kyi sparked serious unrest. His party had won the legislative elections, but fraud on military allegations took place. Since then, there have been daily demonstrations in the country. Tens of thousands of people come to the protests.