Myanmar police on Sunday cracked down on anti-coup protesters using stun grenades, tear gas and firing into the air, killing at least two people. The violence came a day after the most extensive bid to quell unrest against the military regime. Police opened fire in the southern town of Dawei, killing one and wounding several, politician Kyaw Min Htike told Reuters news agency. The Dawei Watch media outlet also reported that at least one person was killed and more than a dozen were wounded. Police officers also opened fire in the main city of Yangon. A man brought to a local hospital with a bullet wound died from his injury, according to a doctor. Myanmar’s Mizzima media outlet also reported the death. The heavy-handed clampdown has intensified since the military seized power in a coup on February 1. Watch video 03:13 ‘People in Myanmar always find a way to protest peacefully’ Mass arrests Scores of students and teachers were detained. Several bloodied people were seen being helped away from the protests in the city. “Police got out of their trucks and started throwing stun grenades without warning,” said Hayman May Hninsi, who was among a group of teachers protesting in Yangon. They fled to nearby… Read full this story
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