Anti-coup protesters marched against the military junta at a pre-dawn rally in Myanmar’s second largest city on Monday, a day after eight demonstrators were killed.
Scores of people including teachers marched through the streets of Mandalay, some carrying placards calling for UN intervention in the crisis.here were also early morning protests in parts of Yangon, the commercial capital.
Mandalay, the country’s cultural hub, has seen some of the worst violence of the crackdown and recorded eight more deaths on Sunday, a medical source told AFP, adding that as many as 50 people had been injured.
Monks held an evening candlelight ceremony, while in one neighbourhood persistent gunfire was reported until about 11:00pm local time (1630 GMT).
One man was also killed during daytime clashes with security forces in the central city of Monywa Sunday.
Original Source – Mizzima News ( https://mizzima.com/article/myanmar-protesters-hit-streets-dawn-mandalay-reels-eight-deaths )