Naypyitaw , February 28 : Several people were killed and more than 50 pro-democracy protesters have been arrested by the Myanmar military junta on Sunday as thousands took to the streets for a second general strike against the regime.
According to media reports, as many as eight people have been injured and over 50 have been arrested in Yangon's Hledan, Thingangyun, Kyimyindaing, Botahtaung and Alone Townships after thousands of pro-democracy protesters launched a second general strike against the junta. "Military and police are using live round of fires to crack down on protestors from swelling. Across the cities in Myanmar, use of force including military grade snipers are deployed to kill peaceful protestors," said one of the Twitter users.
Another Twitter user said, "Teachers protesters received medical treatment at nearby hideout after they got hurt while they tried run away from police who attacked them with stun grenade this morning in Yangon on Feb 28".
"One of the peaceful protesters was shot death by Myanmar terrorist Police in Thingangyun Township, Yangon today," a Twitterati said.
It was also reported that one of the protesters died in Dawei after being shot with "real bullet".