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Myanmar protests: 18 killed in worst countrywide military crackdown
Sunday witnessed the worst ever violence in Myanmar since the pro-democracy protests began a month ago when the military seized power. The military crackdown has spread throughout the country, claiming heavy casualties. On Saturday the country's ambassador to the UN, Kyaw Moe Tun, was sacked for speaking against the military rule at the General Assembly.

NAY PYI TAW, Mar 1: At least 18 protesters were killed and more than 30 were injured as Myanmar security forces opened fire on peaceful protesters in the worst violence since the military coup on February 1 as the month-long pro-democracy protests spread all over the cities and towns in the country.

The police resorted to firing in Yangon, Dawei, Mandalay, Myeik, central Bago and Pokokku, reports said. As of Sunday, 1,132 people have been arrested. Those detained during the demonstrations included 85 medical professionals, students and seven journalists. The military stepped up the crackdown since Saturday, security forces firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon.

The military, which dismissed the Government and seized power in Myanmar last month, on Saturday fired the country's ambassador to the United Nations, Kyaw Moe Tun, for delivering a speech against the military rule.

Speaking at the UN General Assembly on Friday, he had said no one should co-operate with the military until it handed back power to the democratically elected Government. He wanted the international community to take action against the military. Myanmar's State television said he had "betrayed the country."

Protests against the military have been raging on the streets of Myanmar since the Government was overthrown on February 1 and leaders like Aung San Syuu Kyi were detained. Clashes with police were taking place in Yangon, Mandalay and other cities. Since Saturday the crackdown has spread throughout Myanmar.

Meanwhile, in India, the Mizo National Front Government in Mizoram headed by Zoramthanga said asylum for the oppressed in bordering Myanmar could be considered if there was any formal request cleared by the Centre.

It is reported that the Chin community want to migrate to Mizoram. The Mizo Students’ Union also appealed to the State Government to allow the refugees in. The Chin community and the Mizos are said to belong to the same ethnic group.

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