MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Riot police in Myanmar have shot dead two anti-coup protesters and injured several others as security forces increased pressure on popular revolt against the military takeover.
According to local media, one of the victims was shot in the head and died immediately during the latest rally in the second-largest city of Mandalay.
Another was shot in the chest and died en route to a hospital. Several other serious injuries were also reported.
The shootings occurred near Mandalay’s dock, where tear gas, rubber bullets, water cannons and slingshots were used on protesters earlier Saturday.
Some 500 police and soldiers descended on the area after dock workers joined the national civil disobedience movement, refusing to work until the junta reinstates the democratically elected government.