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UN chief condemns violent crackdown in Myanmar

UN Chief Condemns Violent Crackdown in Myanmar

NEW YORK – UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on Sunday strongly condemned the violent crackdown in Myanmar and urged the international community to send a clear signal to the country’s military to respect the election results and end the crackdown, Reuters reported, citing a UN spokesperson.
At least 18 people were killed, 30 injured and hundreds arrested as police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Myanmar on Sunday. Protests took place in several cities, including Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon.
We can hear the guns and rubber bullets, said Gao Jiayi, a China Media Group reporter on the ground in Yangon, adding that the security forces fired weapons to disperse the protesters.
People marked protesters’ deaths with red and white roses, surrounding the spot in front of a school where a protester was killed in yellow, white and pink flowers. Small memorials were held for the victims, with candles lit in front of the houses on Sunday evening.
On Monday, protesters marched in Myanmar in defiance of the security forces crackdown on Sunday.
Aung San Suu Kyi faced legal proceedings Monday for possession of unregistered walkie-talkies. His lawyer said police also filed a second charge for violating a law on managing natural disasters.
Since the beginning of the month, protests have taken place across the country demanding the release of detained leaders, including U Win Myint and Aung San Suu Kyi.

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