"Myanmar police fired tear gas to break up a sit-in demonstration by tens of thousands of people in Mandalay on Sunday, while protests were held in at least half a dozen other cities in some of the most widespread action against last month's coup."
▶️ CCTV footage showed Myanmar police raiding a university in Mandalay on Sunday. 👉 Latest Anti-Coup Demonstrations in Myanmar Turn Deadly
CCTV footage shows police storming into Mandalay university following reports of overnight raids at universities and hospitals. Protests erupted in Myanmar following the military coup on 1 February. Latest world news:
The incident happened shortly after riot police attacked a large, peaceful protest against the military junta in Mandalay.
#PhotoOfTheWeek — Angel, bottom left, takes cover with other protesters after police opened fire to disperse an anti-coup protest in Mandalay, #Myanmar , March 3, 2021. Angel, also known as Kyal Sin, was eventually killed by a shot to the head. 📷 by Reuters/Stringer
Human rights law permits using lethal force only as a last resort to stop an imminent lethal threat, but in Myanmar's Mandalay on Saturday, "live-streaming videos by residents show the security forces charging down the road, firing directly at people."
Two more Myanmar protesters have now died of their injuries incurred when police in Mandalay attacked them last Saturday, making for a total of four killed then. In at least one case, questions are raised about the quality of medical care the army allowed.
Scenes today from Mandalay where Myanmar police used lethal force against protesters, killing 2 and wounding 40+. Is force the best that the generals in the military junta can come up with to defend their coup?
A dangerous, contemptible escalation as Myanmar police open fire on protesters in Mandalay, killing two and wounding 40+. The police were trying to force workers back to their jobs. Hundreds of thousands of people have stopped working to protest the coup.
It's not enough that the Myanmar police have the shields and helmets and trucks. Now they are using lethal force to suppress protests against the military coup. Two killed and 40+ injured today by live police bullets in Mandalay.
Myanmar's Mandalay on Saturday: Does this look like the last resort to stop an imminent lethal threat? That's the international human rights standard for when police are allowed to use lethal force. Two protesters were killed.
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