18 killed by Myanmar police in bloodiest day of demonstrations against military coup

by Jordyn Pair · Mar 1st, 2021 2:01 pm

Last Updated Mar 1st, 2021 at 4:07 pm

At least 18 people were killed in Myanmar on Sunday after the police force there used lethal forces on protesters demonstrating against a military coup.

Police forces opened fire in different parts in the city of Yangon after they were unable to break up demonstrations with stun grenades, tear gas, and shots fired into the air.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Sunday that the U.S. condemned the use of force against the protesters.

"We will continue coordinating closely with allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world to hold those responsible for violence to account, and to reinforce our support for the people of Burma," Sullivan said. "To that end, we are preparing additional actions to impose further costs on those responsible for this latest outbreak of violence and the recent coup."'

🔦 Myanmar has been troubled by mass unrest since February 1, when the military detained elected government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and seized power.


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