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Myanmar security forces killed two anti-coup demonstrators

The Irawadi newspaper said the victims were shot in the head during an anti-coup demonstration in Myitkina in Kachin State.

Local media said on Monday that security forces shot and killed two people in northern Myanmar, as the military government continued to stampede in protest against the February 1 coup.

The Irawadi newspaper said the victims were shot in the head during an anti-coup demonstration in Myitkina in Kachin State. Graphic videos on social media showed protesters on the road away from tear gas, reacting with rocks, then sounding an automatic gunfire.

The protesters hastily killed several people, including an apparent fatalist, a man who apparently suffered a severe head wound.

A short time later a second body was seen, on a stretcher, its head covered with a cloth.

Security forces also mounted anti-protesters elsewhere on Monday, firing with tear gas to break up the crowd of about 1,000 people protesting in the capital Neyapieta.

The protesters deployed firefighters to make a smoke screen fleeing from the authorities.

Meanwhile, thousands of protesters marching in Mandalay, the country’s second largest city, dispersed based on their own fears that they were planning to use troops and police forces to break up their demonstrations.

Since the seizure of the country’s military power, there have been large-scale protests in many cities and towns in Myanmar, and security forces have responded with ever greater use of deadly force and mass arrests.

The coup and its violent consequences have prompted foreign governments and international organizations to take measures against Myanmar’s military leaders.

In the latest example, Australia has suspended its defense cooperation with Myanmar and last month is redirecting humanitarian aid to the country due to the government’s military takeover and detention of an Australian citizen.

Australian Foreign Minister Marijne Payne said on Monday that diplomats and relatives had contacted economic policy adviser Sean Turnnell only twice since he was in custody in early February. She described access as “very limited consular support”. Australia announced late on Sunday that it had suspended a defense training program with Myanmar at around 1.5 million Australian dollars (US $ 1.2 million) over five years.

The program was limited to non-combatant areas such as English-language training.

Australian humanitarian aid will be diverted away from the Myanmar government and government-related entities. Instead it will focus on the immediate humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable and poor in Myanmar, including the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities, Ms. Payne said.

On Sunday, police captured hospitals and universities and hundreds of people who allegedly opposed the military takeover.

In Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, heavy arms fire from multiple arms followed in the second neighborhood directly for the night following the introduction of the 8 arms curfew.

Apparently Stun Grenades’ voice could also be heard on a video posted on social media.

The purpose of security forces using such weapons when protesters left the streets became part of a strategy to intimidate anyone who might think of defying the authorities.

In a similar incident, he was seen in plain view of police and soldiers in several filmed incidents beating protesters.

Some shootings were heard near hospitals, where reports said residents of the neighborhood sought to block the entry of police and soldiers.

Security forces have often targeted medical personnel and facilities, attacking ambulances and their crew. Members of the medical profession started the Civil Disobedience Movement, the nominal coordinator of protests, often welcomed by its CDM initials at protesters’ signs.

Taking over hospitals will allow officers to easily arrest injured people, who will be protesters.

Meanwhile, a Canadian-Israeli lobbyist has hired Myanmar’s junta, saying that the ruling generals have been forced to pull out of politics and seize power in a widely condemned coup against the country’s civilian government from China. Want to overcome

Spoke to Ari Ben-Menshe, formerly representing Sudan’s military leader and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe The Associated Press From the on Sunday after returning from his second trip to Myanmar last month.

He said he was confident that he could convince the Biden administration to lift sanctions imposed on Burmese military leaders who directed a coup last month in which Myanmar’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was deposed and detained. .

He said the United States and others in the West have reduced Myanmar’s political struggle to a black-and-white tale of military repression against pro-democracy activists, ignoring the fraud exclusion from millions of minorities voting in last year’s election Does.

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