Six killed in Myanmar as UN condemns protest crackdown

YANGON (HRNW) – Six protesters were killed in Myanmar on Thursday as the United Nations condemned the growing violence against anti-coup demonstrations.

International pressure has been building steadily since the military ousted and detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, triggering daily protests across the country.

More than 2,000 people have been arrested and the death toll has climbed to more than 60 in the post-coup crackdown.

In central Myanmar’s Myaing township, six people were killed on Thursday as security forces cracked down on a protest.

“Six men were shot dead while eight people were wounded – with one man in critical condition,” a rescue worker told AFP.

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