Myanmar police shoot dead seven protesters in bloodiest day since the coup – CNN

(CNN)Myanmar police shot dead at least seven protesters Sunday and wounded several others in the deadliest day since the military seized power on February 1, according to Reuters citing political and medical sources, as well as local media.

As demonstrations against the military coup, which ousted the democratically elected government of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, entered their fourth week, security forces began a violent crackdown on protesters in towns and cities across the country.
In the biggest city, Yangon, a protester was fatally shot when police opened fire on demonstrators, according to Reuters, citing a hospital doctor. The doctor, who asked not to be identified, said the protester was brought into hospital with a bullet wound in the chest. Local media outlet Mizzima also reported the death in Yangon’s Thingangyun township.

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