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At least seven Myanmar protesters shot dead in police crackdown – ABC News

Myanmar police have shot and killed at least 18 protesters as part of a sweeping crackdown designed to end weeks of pro-democracy demonstrations.

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Myanmar police have opened fired on protesters during the bloodiest day in weeks of demonstrations against the recent military coup in the nation.
Key points:

  • Local media reported that demonstrators were killed in Yangon and Dawei
  • The protests come as Myanmar’s UN envoy was sacked for “betraying the country”
  • Ousted elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces her next court hearing on Monday

At least 18 people were killed and several injured on Sunday, the UN human rights office said.
“Throughout the day,…

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