Shots, tear gas as Myanmar protesters clash with security in Yangon
04 March 2021 | 7:03 am
Protesters in Yangon's Sanchaung area use fire extinguishers to cover their retreat during clashes with security forces. At least seven people were killed as Myanmar security forces fired on pro-democracy protesters, after the junta pressed criminal charges on half a dozen detained journalists, including an Associated Press photographer.
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