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  • At least two people have been killed and several others injured in Myanmar after police fired live ammunition to disperse protesters in the city of Mandalay.

  • The crowds were forced to flee as security forces chased after them, using slingshots, rubber bullets and water cannon.

  • The protesters were repeating their call for an end to a military coup that took place more than two weeks ago.

  • Similar demonstrations took place in the economic center Yangon, where people paid tribute to a woman who police shot dead last week during another protest.

  • For more, I'm joined by an activist in Mandalay.

  • We're calling him Sam to protect his identity, but it isn't his real name.

  • Sam, you've been speaking to people who were out on the streets today.

  • Give us a sense of what the situation was like out there.

  • Eso today the police, actually, you know, came into the shipping docks a mentally and they wanted to, uh, pressure the workers who are participating in civil disobedience movement.

  • So the, uh, people surrounding in the neighborhood came out and they protest to, you know, stop The police and the police started shooting people and one was shot through the head and the other was shot through the ribs and many other was severely injured.

  • So this is getting very violent?

  • Yes, indeed.

  • How worried are you and the other protesters about this escalating military crackdown?

  • Yes.

  • So we all know this, uh, soon earlier, they were they there was gonna be bloodshed that we're not We're not, uh, scared, because this'll is.

  • We have to, you know, pretend to this military junta.

  • So this is, uh we're gonna fight till the end.

  • And, um, I don't know how many people are going to be killed in the coming days that well, we're not going to back down.

  • Where do you see this going From your perspective?

  • Is there still hope that a peaceful solution can be found?

  • Yeah.

  • So ast faras I I concerned, uh, there won't be any, uh, compromise between us and the news.

  • Rwanda, Because in the past, we all seen the things and the violence they have brought upon the people, and we all know we all know this, and we are going to have to, you know, put an end to this.

  • So, uh, this is either they fall or we do.

  • Sam.

  • Thank you.

  • thank you for giving us that perspective.

  • Sam and activist in the city of Mandalay, whose name we have changed to protect his identity.

At least two people have been killed and several others injured in Myanmar after police fired live ammunition to disperse protesters in the city of Mandalay.

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