In the protests in Myanmar, over 550 people have been killed by the army since the coup on 1 February, says the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners. Among them are 46 children.
The human rights organisation says that some 2750 people have been imprisoned or punished.
At the beginning of the weekly protests, tens of thousands of people gathered in large cities. Meanwhile, there are smaller protests and people come together for wakes in the evening.
Today, five more people have been shot by law forces, reporting local media. It happened in three different places.
“ They started non-stop firing,” says a protester from the town of Monywa in the middle of the country against Reuters news agency. “People shook back and quickly set up barriers, but a bullet hit someone in front of me. He died on the spot.”
Internet shut down
Authorities have instructed Internet service providers to shut down wireless broadband, which prevents users from accessing mobile networks and Wi-Fi.
Arrest warrants have also been issued for 18 well-known Myanmarese, including influencers and journalists. They are known as opponents of the military regime. It could give them a three-year imprisonment.