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    Military vehicle races in demonstration by anti-junk opponents in Myanmar

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    In Myanmar, five people were killed in protests against the military junta. The incident occurred in Yangon on Sunday when an army vehicle raced at high speed into a group of protesters. According to reports from eyewitnesses, the soldiers then opened fire.

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    As the news portal Myanmar Now reported, at least 15 people were arrested who wanted to come to the aid of the injured.

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    According to another eyewitness, a protester was apparently seriously injured and taken away in an ambulance along with two other injured people, including a journalist from Myanmar. A 26-year-old local resident said the soldiers also beat demonstrators who were knocked over by the vehicle. “The soldiers then pointed their guns at us and told everyone to leave, so we had to go,” said the local resident.

    In Myanmar, the military seized power in February. According to observers, more than 1,300 people have been killed by security forces in the Southeast Asian country since the coup, mainly during violent dissolution of protests. (AFP, KNA)

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    Source From: Tagesspiegel

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