UN chief condemns violent crackdown in Myanmar

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the violent crackdown in Myanmar and urged the international community to send a clear signal to the country’s military that it must respect the election results and stop the “repression,” Reuters reported citing a UN spokesman.

At least 18 people were killed, 30 wounded and hundreds were arrested as police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators on February 28 in Myanmar. 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 the security forces fired guns to disperse protesters.

People marked the deaths of protesters with red and white roses, circling with yellow, white and pink flowers the spot in front of a school where one protester was killed. Small memorials were held for the victims.

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