Myanmar witnesses deadliest crackdown on anti-coup protesters

Heart-rendering pictures of the severest crackdown on protesters have forced the international community to act to stop the repression. Police used stun grenades, tear gas and shots in the air to disperse crowds. 

In despair

A protester wearing basic protective gear looks on during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on Monday.

(Photograph:AFP)

The wall

Protesters wearing protective gear gather behind shields during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on Monday. 

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Tearing into protests

Protesters run as tear gas is fired during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on Monday. 

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Justice denied

Police, with some holding up firearms, stand by a sign on a road that reads 'We Want Justice' as protesters take part in a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on Monday. 

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Real showdown

Protesters run during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on Monday. 

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United in grief

Family and relatives pray next to the body of a Muslim woman, who was killed while taking part in a demonstration against the military coup during her funeral service in Mandalay on Monday. 

(Photograph:AFP)

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