. Yangon becomes battle zone as Myanmar junta enforces martial law « JO LEE MAGAZINE

The Guardian – Part of Myanmar’s biggest city has turned into a battle zone, with burning barricades and security forces firing at unarmed anti-coup protesters. Traumatised residents have fled the industrial neighbourhood in Yangon that has become one of the flashpoint sites in a nationwide uprising against the military’s coup nearly seven weeks ago.

The junta has increasingly deployed heavier force to quell the demonstrations, with more than 200 protesters reported to have been killed in the crackdown. Sunday was the deadliest day since the coup, with a local monitoring group documenting more than 70 people killed.

Updates at The Guardian

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