Bloody Sunday in Myanmar

Posted : 2021-03-01 14:11 Updated : 2021-03-05 10:48
A person mourns as he attends prayers for Tin Nwe Yi, a teacher who was killed during a crackdown on anti-coup protesters in Yangon, Myanmar, 01 March 2021. Several people were killed and many injured on 28 February as Myanmar security forces cracked down on anti-coup protesters following weeks of unrest since the 01 February military coup. EPA

Demonstrators hold placards calling for the released of detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, 28 February 2021. Security forces intensified their use of force to crack down on anti-coup demonstrations following weeks of unrest since the 01 February military coup. EPA

A woman holding an umbrella looks at riot police as they stand guard on a street during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, 27 February 2021. Anti-coup demonstrations continued despite intensifying use of force by security forces against protesters after weeks of unrest since the 01 February military coup. EPA

Anti-coup protesters raise their hands with clenched fists during a rally near the Mandalay Railway Station in Mandalay, Myanmar, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. A call for a Monday general strike by demonstrators in Myanmar protesting the military's seizure of power has been met by the ruling junta with a thinly veiled threat to use lethal force, raising the possibility of major clashes. AP

Protesters wearing masks depicting ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, flash three-finger salutes as they take part in a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 28, 2021. REUTERS

Riot police stand guard on a road during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, 28 February 2021. Security forces intensified their use of force to crack down on anti-coup demonstrations following weeks of unrest since the 01 February military coup. EPA

A boy carries a sack of rice past anti-riot police officers blocking a road during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, 26 February 2021 Anti-coup protests continue in Myanmar amid regional diplomatic attempts to reach a resolution to weeks of unrest caused by the military coup. EPA

Police march on a road to clear away protesters from holding a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on February 26, 2021. AFP

Demonstrators stand behind a barrier of waste containers as they face riot police during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, 28 February 2021. Security forces intensified their use of force to crack down on anti-coup demonstrations following weeks of unrest since the 01 February military coup. EPA

Riot police advance on demonstrators during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, 27 February 2021. Anti-coup demonstrations continued despite intensifying use of force by security forces against protesters after weeks of unrest since the 01 February military coup. EPA

People react as riot police fire tear gas during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, 27 February 2021. Anti-coup demonstrations continued despite intensifying use of force by security forces against protesters after weeks of unrest since the 01 February military coup. EPA

Riot police officers fire teargas canisters during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 28, 2021. REUTERS

Protesters take cover as they clash with riot police officers during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 28, 2021. REUTERS

People carry an injured man after police cracked down on demonstrators during a protest against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, 28 February 2021. Several people were killed on 28 February and many injured as security forces intensified their use of force to crack down on anti-coup demonstrations following weeks of unrest since the 01 February military coup. EPA

Riot police arrest demonstrators during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, 27 February 2021. Anti-coup demonstrations continued despite intensifying use of force by security forces against protesters after weeks of unrest since the 01 February military coup. EPA

A policeman points his weapon at people in Taunggyi, a city in Shan State, on February 28, 2021, as security forces continue to crackdown on demonstrations by protesters against the military coup. AFP

A protester show bullets, shotgun shells and rubber bullets used by security forces during a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. AP

A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, 28 February 2021. Security forces intensified their use of force to crack down on anti-coup demonstrations following weeks of unrest since the 01 February military coup. EPA

Burmese protesters carry signs during a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, Sunday, February. 28, 2021. Security forces continue to crackdown on demonstrations against the military coup. UPI

Medics attempt to treat an injured man of his gunshot wounds in Dawei, Myanmar, February 28, 2021, in this still image from video obtained via social media. DAKKHINA INSIGHT via REUTERS

People shout slogans during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar February 26, 2021. REUTERS

Buddhist monks lead an anti-coup protest march in Mandalay, Myanmar, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Myanmar security forces cracked down on anti-coup protesters in the country's second-largest city Mandalay on Friday, injuring at least three people, two of whom were shot in the chest by rubber bullets and another who suffered a wound on his leg. "CRPH" in the placards stand for "Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw." AP

Demonstrators hold shields as they face riot police (not pictured) during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, 28 February 2021. Security forces intensified their use of force to crack down on anti-coup demonstrations following weeks of unrest since the 01 February military coup. EPA

A riot police officer fires a teargas canister to disperse protesters taking part in a rally against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 27, 2021. REUTERS

A protester sprays a fire extinguisher as demonstrators clash with riot police officers during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 28, 2021. REUTERS

Protesters rush to try to block the road as police arrive during a protest against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. Police in Myanmar escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month's military takeover, deploying early and in force on Saturday as protesters sought to assemble in the country's two biggest cities and elsewhere. AP

An injured protester is escorted as police tried to disperse a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Security forces in Myanmar's largest city on Friday fired warning shots and beat truncheons against their shields while moving to disperse more than 1,000 anti-coup protesters. AP

Police arrest Myanmar Now journalist Kay Zon Nwe in Yangon on February 27, 2021, as protesters were taking part in a demonstration against the military coup. AFP

Protesters make the three-finger salute from a police truck in Yangon on February 27, 2021, after a crackdown on demonstrations against the military coup. AFP

A protester wearing traditional "thanakha", a yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground bark applied on the face, poses for a picture during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on February 25, 2021. AFP