Eleven people killed as protests against Myanmar military escalate

At least 11 people were killed and several others injured on Friday and Saturday in an ongoing crackdown by Myanmar’s military on protesters denouncing a coup, local media and witnesses reported. In the former capital and biggest city, Yangon, three people were killed when security forces cracked down on demonstrators in several parts of the city late on Friday, local journalists told dpa early on Saturday. Witnesses said police officers smashed cars and local businesses, threatened civilians and detained protesters in the neighbourhood of Thaketa. Three men were brutally hit after being detai…

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