Another 18 people have been reportedly killed on the streets of Myanmar as pro-democracy protests continue against the military coup, a human rights group says. Security forces have used tear gas, stun guns and grenades and opened fire with little warning in several towns and cities to break up protests, witnesses said. Two people were killed during clashes at a protest in the country’s second-biggest city Mandalay, a witness and media reports said, while one person was reported killed when police opened fire in the main city of Yangon. The Monywa Gazette reported five people were killed in the central town when police opened fire. Student activist Moe Myint Hein, 25, said one person was shot and killed in the town of Myingyan, adding: “They opened fire on us with live bullets. One was killed, he’s young, a teenage boy, shot in the head,” Advertisement A spokesman for the ruling military council did not answer telephone calls seeking comment, Reuters news agency said. The security forces detained about 300 protesters as they broke up protests in Yangon, Myanmar Now news agency reported. More from Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar coup: Court files fresh charges against Aung San Suu Kyi after… Read full this story
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