Police in Myanmar occupy hospitals as unions call for national strike

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Human rights group says move is a breach of international law as labour unions call for extended stop work

Police in Myanmar have occupied hospitals and universities and reportedly arrested hundreds of people involved in protesting against last month’s military coup, as a coalition of labour unions called a nationwide strike.

Two people were killed when police fired on protesters in the northern town of Myitkyina on Monday, according to witnesses, the latest of what monitors say is more than 50 deaths linked to the uprising. Several people were injured, they said.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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