Security forces shot dead at least four people during protests in Myanmar on Sunday.
According to a media report, two of the victims were killed in Myanmar’s largest city Yangon during protest against the military coup.
While one of the protestors died after sustaining bullet injury in the head, another was shot in the abdomen, said local media covering the protest in Hlaing Thar Yar Township.
Another person was killed in Hpakant when police opened fire on a crowd of protestors, local media reported.
The fourth victim, who has been identified as a woman, lost her life after she received bullet injury in the head in Myanmar’s second-largest city Mandalay.
The shooting incidents took place as the security forces were conducting clearance operations.
In Yangon, according to video posted on social media show crowds of people, some wearing hard hats and gas masks, running down a street amid sounds of gunfire.
The use of fire extinguishers is intended to smother tear gas and create a vapour screen that makes it harder for police to pursue or shoot demonstrators.
Meanwhile, the British Ambassador at Yangon on Monday said he is appalled by the security forces’ use of deadly force against innocent people.
“The British Government is appalled by the security forces’ use of deadly force against innocent people,” the British Ambassador said in a statement.
The statement from the British Ambassador comes following violence in Hlaing Thar Yar and elsewhere in Myanmar on Monday.