Two People Dead In Myanmar Protest Shooting

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A protester carries a large portrait of detained Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon on February 20, 2021.
YE AUNG THU / AFP

 

Two people have died from gunshot wounds after security forces opened fire at protesters in Myanmar’s second-largest city on Saturday, emergency workers told AFP. 

“Two people were killed and about 30 others injured,” said Hlaing Min Oo, the head of a Mandalay-based volunteer emergency rescue team.

“Half of the injured people were shot with live rounds.”

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One of the victims was a boy who was shot in the head, he added.

Another emergency worker confirmed the two deaths.

More to follow . . 

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