Two people have been killed in police firing during a protest against the implementation of military rule in Myanmar.
The Associated Press quoted the country’s media as saying:
In Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city, police are continuing to intensify efforts to disperse protesters.
Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Saturday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck, throwing water cannons and tear gas canisters, and then slingshots and rubber bullets. In which Bala was injured.
The shooting took place in Mandalay porattattinpotu polisaa natattina aappattakkarakal. One of the protesters was shot in the head and died on the spot. Another was shot in the chest and died on the way to hospital.
About 500 police arrived in the area and chased away protesters and residents of the area after Yatanaban naval personnel joined the struggle against the military regime.
Already, a woman who was wounded in a police shooting last week during a protest has died on Friday, and two more are currently being shot.
The army overthrew a government in Myanmar on November 1 last year, alleging irregularities at a public park in Myanmar. Key leaders, including the government’s top adviser, Aung San Suu Kyi, have been arrested.