Defiant Myanmar protesters march day after bloodiest post-coup unrest Bangladesh police fire rubber bullets, tear gas to disperse fresh protests

Demonstrators protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 17, 2021. (Reuters)

UN human rights official says there is “credible information” of at least 18 people killed and 30 wounded on Sunday, making it the highest single-day death toll among demonstrators who have been protesting against the February 1st military coup.

Protesters are marching in Myanmar in defiance of a crackdown by security forces as calls grow for a more united international response in the aftermath of the worst violence against demonstrators since a coup one month ago.

Clashes took place in various parts of the country on Sunday and police opened fire on crowds in the biggest city of Yangon, after tear gas and warning shots failed to clear protesters demanding the restoration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government.

A UN human rights official said it had “credible information” that at least 18 people were killed and 30 were wounded.

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