Myanmar police have cracked down on anti-coup protesters using stun grenades, tear gas and firing into the air, killing at least 18 people in the bloodiest action since the military seized power four weeks ago, the United Nations said on Sunday. “Throughout the day, in several locations throughout the country, police and military forces have confronted peaceful demonstrations, using lethal force and less-than-lethal force that — according to credible information received by the UN Human Rights Office — has left at least 18 people dead and over Police opened fire in the southern town of Dawei, killing three and wounding several, according to politician Kyaw Min Htike. The deaths were verified by medics and reported by local media. Officers were also seen shooting 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 have been detained in Yangon, and several bloodied people were seen being helped away from the… Read full this story
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