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Myanmar military's use of force against civilians is unacceptable

Authorities must not repeat tragic 1988 crackdown that left thousands dead

Protesters clash with riot police during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on Feb. 28.   © Reuters

One month after the Myanmar military seized power in a coup, the situation is becoming increasingly chaotic. Authorities opened fire on protesters, resulting in many casualties. The use of excessive force to silence citizens calling for a return to democracy is unacceptable.

According to the United Nations, at least 18 people were killed by gunfire and other means on Feb. 28. The first casualties were reported in Yangon, the country's largest city and home to many foreign companies and media outlets.

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