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"Security forces in Myanmar used violence on Monday against demonstrators who sought to celebrate last week’s formation of a shadow government to serve as an alternative to the military junta that has held power since a February coup."

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Security forces opened fire on protesters in Myanmar's northern city of Mogok after demonstrators gathered to show support for a parallel government

Security forces in Myanmar used violence on Monday against demonstrators who sought to celebrate last week’s formation of a shadow government to serve as an alternative to the military junta that has held power since a February coup.

Security forces opened fire on demonstrators in Myanmar's northern city of Mogok. They had gathered to show support for the formation of a National Unity Government that includes leaders of the anti-coup protests

THE MYANMAR COUP | NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Taiwan's national legislature has passed a motion urging the Myanmar junta to restore democracy and halt its violence against demonstrators opposing the coup.

Myanmar's military opened fire on protesting healthcare workers Thursday, killing at least one bystander as the demonstrators fled for safety to a nearby mosque.

MMAnti-coup protestors in Myanmar splashed red paint on the streets of Yangon on Sunday, symbolizing the blood shed by demonstrators since security forces began a lethal crackdown to suppress their movement

Anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar fought back with handmade guns and firebombs against a crackdown by security forces in a town in the northwest but at least 11 of the protesters were killed, domestic media reported.

11 demonstrators slain in Myanmar amid clashes with security forces

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Anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar fought back with handmade guns and firebombs against a crackdown by security forces in a town in the northwest but at least 11 of the protesters were killed, domestic media reported on Thursday.

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UN envoy Christine Schraner Burgener says the Myanmar military is "defying international calls for restraint." She has heard “heartbreaking accounts of killings, mistreatment of demonstrators and torture of prisoners.” Time to act to end this horror.

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We shouldn't call it a "battle zone" (as this article does) when the Myanmar junta's security forces fire live ammunition at unarmed pro-democracy demonstrators. It's slaughter. And a horrible crime.

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The Myanmar junta reportedly releases 8 of the 11 people whom it detained for speaking with @CNN . None should have been arrested. All should now be released. But the junta is prioritizing covering up its shooting of demonstrators.

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Yet again today, Myanmar security forces despicably met protests with lethal force, "killing at least four people by shooting live ammunition at demonstrators" -- three in Mandalay and one in Pyay.

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The Myanmar junta's "killing of demonstrators, arbitrary arrests and the reported torture of prisoners violate fundamental human rights and stand in clear defiance of calls by the Security Council for restraint.” -- UN Sec-Gen@antonioguterres  nioGuterres.

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"The people of Myanmar have the right to assemble peacefully and demand the restoration of democracy....Use of lethal force against non-violent demonstrators is never justifiable under international human rights norms." -- UN rights office.

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Despite the military junta's lethal brutality, "anti-coup demonstrators returned to the streets of Myanmar on Saturday." Their courage and persistence is deeply impressive.

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The UN in Myanmar expresses "strong concern" at today’s reported use of force by security forces against protesters, with "numerous" people reported "injured, some...seriously." “The use of disproportionate force against demonstrators is unacceptable.”

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"Riot police in Myanmar intensified the military regime’s crackdown on peaceful protesters Friday, using batons and firing rubber bullets on demonstrators in the country’s biggest cities. Dozens were injured or arrested" in Yangon, Naypyitaw and Mandalay.

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The latest from Myanmar: "Demonstrators again returned to the streets of major cities on Monday despite security forces deploying armored vehicles." "Internet services have been restored...after an eight-hour blackout."

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