In Burma, mass protests continue after at least 18 people were killed in anti-coup protests, marking the deadliest day since the 1 February military coup, which deposed and detained de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Police fired live ammunition into crowds as Burmese forces steadily escalated their crackdown. One local group says 1,000 people were arrested, including journalists and medical professionals.
“The coup group and the entire security sector … have essentially terrorised the entire population,” says Maung Zarni, a Burmese scholar, dissident and human rights activist tells Democracy Now! “I have seen absolutely nothing like what is happening.”
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