Myanmar security forces shoot dead 8 protesters



Myanmar security forces shot dead eight anti-coup protesters in the central town of Aungban on Friday, reports Kyodo news agency, quoting the Myanmar Now news portal.

Myanmar’s security forces have increasingly resorted to violence to quell protests that have gone on daily in opposition to the Feb. 1 military coup and the detention of prominent politicians like Aung San Suu Kyi.

As of Thursday, a total of 224 people had been killed since the coup, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a rights group monitoring the violence in the country.

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