Six Protesters Injured After Myanmar Police Fire on Protest

By The Irrawaddy 9 February 2021

At least six anti-coup protesters were injured in police shooting in Naypyitaw on Tuesday and two of them are in a critical condition.

On the fourth day of nationwide strikes against the military coup, police in Naypyitaw fired on unarmed protesters in Thapyaygone after using water cannon.

A volunteer medic with the protest told The Irrawaddy that a man who was shot in the chest and a 20-year-old woman was shot in the head, the most serious injury.

A 20 year-old woman was shot in the head. / Facebook

According to sources in Naypyitaw, the police used actual and rubber bullets against the crowd.

More than 10 other protesters were also injured in the police crackdown. A reporter covering with other media personnel also received minor injuries.

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