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In the bloodiest day of protests since the Myanmar military coup, security forces were seen firing slingshots at protesters, chasing them down and even beating an ambulance crew. reports citing foreign media that 38 more people died in the violence on Wednesday, taking the death toll since the coup started to 50, a United Nations (UN) official said.

Demonstrators have been taking to the streets since the country's military seized power ousting the elected government of leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The coup reversed years of progress toward democracy after five decades of military rule.

Security forces have repeatedly fired tear gas, rubber bullets and live rounds to disperse the crowds, and arrested protesters.

2021.03.04 / 18:32
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