At least 180 people have been killed in Myanmar protest
AGENCY: The death toll in protests against the military ruler in Myanmar has reached 180.
The military ruler has been using excessive force in peaceful demonstrations in February. More than 50 protesters were killed in the last protest on Sunday, and more than 20 were killed yesterday.
The crackdown on protesters has intensified since Sunday’s martial law. Although the protests on Monday were normal, the repression had intensified. At least 20 protesters were killed in protests in Yangon and other cities on Monday, according to local rights groups. The Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has stated that the military government is enforcing martial law on civilians.
Security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters.
The peaceful demonstration called for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other elected leaders.