At least 38 people died after security forces tried to put down anti-coup protests in Myanmar on Wednesday, UN special envoy Christine Schraner Burgener said. According to multiple reports from several cities and towns, police and military used live ammunition, as well as tear gas and rubber bullets, to quell protests in the deadliest day since demonstrations against February’s coup broke out. “Today it was the blackest day since the coup happened on the first of February. Today, 38 people died,” Schraner Burgener said. She said videos showing violence against journalists and the shooting of a protester were “very disturbing.” “It seems that the police used weapons like 9 mm submachine guns. So, live ammunition,” Schraner Burgener said. Schraner Burgener called on UN member states to employ all tools available “to stop this situation” and called for unity within the international community, a day after neighboring countries called for the government to use restraint. “It’s up to the member states to take the right measures,” she said. Watch video 02:19 Share Pressure mounts on Myanmar military Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3q7nd Pressure mounts on Myanmar military over crisis Fatalities in several cities At least six people were shot dead… Read full this story
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