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Report: Several killed as Myanmar government suppresses protests

Reports from exiled Myanmar journalists and activists in Thailand said as many as five people were shot dead by security forces trying to suppress protests Wednesday in Myanmar's biggest city Yangon.

 

Reports about the deaths could not be ndependently confirmed, though witnesses in Yangon said they had seen two women and one young man who sustained gunshot wounds. Other reports cited witnesses as saying three monks and two other protesters were shot dead in earlier confrontations. (AP)