Witnesses said soldiers also fired into the crowd and kicked wounded demonstrators, the latest in a series of confrontations in which the military’s behavior has infuriated citizens.
Since the February coup, many physicians have refused to work at state-run hospitals. “I will never blame the doctors,” said a patient whose treatment stopped.
Children, including a 5-year-old-boy, were among those killed on Saturday as the country’s security forces cracked down on nationwide protests against a coup. A New York Times photographer was there.
At least 18 people were fatally shot over the weekend, but the nationwide protest movement shows no sign of waning.
A trove of visual evidence reveals how soldiers and the police used rifles and other lethal weapons against anti-coup protests across the country.
The regime fired the ambassador, U Kyaw Moe Tun, who called for international help in restoring democracy and gave the three-finger salute of the protest movement.
Civil society groups say a proposed measure to limit online expression and privacy rights could lead to mass arrests of those who criticize the military government.
Dozens of arrests, beatings by mysterious thugs and telecommunication cutoffs are the new reality across the country. But civil disobedience defiantly persists.
Images from the day when the country’s democratic experiment collapsed.