Myanmar security forces open fire on protesters, killing at least 18, according to U.N.

   < < Go Back
from The Washington Post,

Security forces on Sunday intensified their crackdown on protests in Myanmar during the bloodiest day of demonstrations since the Feb. 1 military coup, killing at least 18 and using lethal force against protesters in the main city of Yangon for the first time.

The clashes — with tear gas, stun grenades, rubber bullets and live rounds — turned Yangon and cities across the country into battlegrounds as the military moved to crush resistance to its deeply resented seizure of power.

More From The Washington Post (subscription required):