Myanmar: four reported dead as police fire on pro-democracy protesters

Myanmar: four reported dead as police fire on pro-democracy protestersFebruary 28, 2021

Three fatalities in Dawei and one in Yangon, local media say, as military junta launches most aggressive crackdown so far

Police in Myanmar have fired tear gas, stun grenades and sprayed live ammunition into the air in an attempt to stamp out a major anti-coup rally, their most aggressive nationwide crackdown since the military seized power.

Four people have reportedly been killed in the violence, including three men in the southern town of Dawei, where at least 20 others have been injured according to Agence France-Presse. One man was also killed in Yangon, while several others were injured. Medics who had gone on strike in protest against the military coup went back to work in Yangon general hospital emergency department to treat the wounded.

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