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Myanmar military coup gone more violent, as forces open fire on people Updated: 2021-02-16 10:03:46 KST

Gunfire-like sounds ring through the air at a peaceful anti-coup protest in Myanmar.
During protests that have raged for the past few days police and military have wielded batons and aimed firearms at citizens in the cities of Myitkyina and Mandalay.
Video footages shared on Twitter showed security forces had intensified crackdowns on the protesters who demand the military junta reinstate the elected, civilian-led government.
It's still not clear whether the bullets were rubber or live ammunition.
The military has yet to comment.
The number of casualties is not clear, but Reuters, quoting local media, reported that students saw at least two wounded.
AP said at least ten armored trucks, each carrying soldiers, arrived at the site and immediately started firing slingshots at the protesters.
The protests come as the military junta tightens its grip on power more than a week after ousting the country's de-facto civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

"Mother Suu Kyi will face charges in court according to the military's laws. But she had been under such kind of oppression by the military since 1988. As she is a symbol of justice in Myanmar, I believe that she can get through it very well."

The tensions are likely to rise as the military has extended her detention, whose freedom is a key demand of the protesters.
Aung San Suu Kyi's remand was extended until Wednesday, from the original date of Monday.
Choi Jeong-yoon, Arirang News.
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