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  • Hello and welcome to BBC World News.

  • At least nine people are reported to have been killed in Myanmar as the security forces fired live rounds into crowds protesting against the coup.

  • The civil disobedience movement has continued to organize rallies and to barricade neighborhoods, despite the fact that the army is escalating the violence against the demonstrators.

  • At least 30 people have been killed since the military seized power on February.

  • The first, our Southeast Asia correspondent Jonathan Head, has this report.

  • The conflict in Myanmar is turning into a battle for control of individual neighborhoods.

  • Residents and protesters barricading their streets to try to stop the military authorities from entering.

  • Police and soldiers marching through in lines to push people off the streets and sometimes shooting at those brave enough to film from their apartments at ground level.

  • The protest organizers are using fire extinguishers to block the vision of the police to try to avoid being shot because that's what the military is prepared to do to reassert control.

  • This was 19 year old gel sin at a protest today in Mandalay.

  • Her T shirt says everything will be OK, but she was also carrying a label with her blood group and instructions for what to do if she died.

  • She was struck in the head by a bullet.

  • Like others who were killed today here in the city of Mono Uh, the police were filmed dragging away another victim.

  • Large numbers of people are being arrested to every day in this neighborhood.

  • It seemed every resident who was caught was lined up to be taken into custody.

  • And the police are exercising little restraint with those they catch.

  • The security camera video showed three protesters being savagely beaten.

  • If there is a strategy visible in these shocking scenes, it is perhaps to try to crash a movement which has spread right across the country through fear and brutality in the hope that the international community eventually accept the reality of military rule once more in Myanmar.

  • Jonathan head, BBC News.

  • Well, earlier, I spoke with one of the people who was at today's protest in Mandalay.

  • I was actually at the same demonstration that the 19 year old girl died.

  • I, uh, did not witness the murder itself, but I went there with a group of my friends they started using, I believe a sound bomb before they fired a shut.

  • So we just ran away.

  • Started to run.

  • Uh, crime started to disperse.

  • Uh, after hearing that sound bum, we went into a home that sheltered us.

  • That was kind enough to shelter us.

  • Basically a group of 50 or 100 protesters.

  • Uh, and of course, we're seeing the violence since that day Slowly increase the total of 30 people uh, now killed.

  • Are you concerned when you go out onto the streets?

  • Especially because we are seeing reports that the police are detaining and rounding people up?

  • I am very concerned.

  • I am actually, uh, not concerned.

  • Not only concerned about the safety, but also about the covid 19, um, as well.

  • Uh, but we frankly don't have much any other choice.

  • We have to keep going up.

  • We have to keep protesting.

  • We have to keep showing our descent towards the military.

  • They are not our government.

  • We have our own elected government and they need to respect our votes.

  • What is the endgame here, though?

  • Are you hoping to continue to protest until the international community intervenes?

  • Because it doesn't seem like the military is going to budge the end game from our side is kind of hard to tell you.

  • We just have to keep going until they they give up.

  • Basically, um, I I personally would feed for the international community, uh, to call for an arms embargo on them on the military.

  • That would help.

  • I would also plead for the international community to direct to recognize our cr pH.

  • It's called It's Community representing Zulu toe.

  • That is the closest thing that we have to our elected government.

  • This military, though, as we've seen in the past and history will tell you that they don't budge or change their mind easily.

  • It took decades for them to even come to the position that they were in in 2015.

  • Well, they're also, uh, they also don't have, uh, They also haven't faced our generation.

  • Um, we are filming everything.

  • Of course, people are dying.

  • We are filling everything, and we hope to hold them accountable once they are defeated.

  • So, yes, we hope to win.

  • We must win.

  • Otherwise, um, we're gonna be living under the military rule for another 2030 years.

Hello and welcome to BBC World News.

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