Nearly three weeks after his successful stroke, the military strengthened its suppression on the “civil disobedience activity” on Saturday (February 20) in Mandalay, in the north of the country.
A minimum of 2 protesters was eliminated by law enforcement.
By the end of the day, Frontier Myanmar stated, tranquility had actually returned.
“Two people confirmed dead in Mandalay
At least two protesters have been confirmed dead after police and military personnel fired live rounds in Mandalay this evening.
One of the deceased men was shot in the head and died at the scene, while another was shot in the chest and died on the way to hospital, according to our reporter. Several other people have been seriously injured, but the total number of casualties is not yet clear.
The confrontation occurred near the state-owned Yadanarpon dockyard, where many workers had joined the Civil Disobedience Movement. The area is now quiet, our reporter says.
But the two deaths make it the bloodiest day yet in more than two weeks of protests against the February 1 military coup.
Photos show security forces fired a wide range of objects at protesters, including live rounds and rubber pellets but also marbles, stones, ball bearings nuts and screws.”Source