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Myanmar coup: Deadliest day of protests as police open fire

Added 02-28-21 08:04:02am EST - “At least 10 people are killed as police try to disperse huge anti-coup rallies in several cities.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Myanmar coup: Deadliest day of protests as police open fire”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Police have fired on protesters in Myanmar killing at least 10, medics say, on the deadliest day since rallies against the country's coup began.

Deaths were reported in Yangon, Dawei and Mandalay, as police used live rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas.

Security forces began the violent crackdown on Saturday, after weeks of largely peaceful protests against the 1 February military takeover.

Social media footage from Sunday showed protesters running away as police charged at them, makeshift roadblocks being erected, and several people being led away covered in blood.

The police crackdown was expanded on Sunday as coup leaders sought to quash a civil disobedience campaign that has shown no sign of ending.

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