Photos: More protesters killed in Myanmar as US, allies vow to restore democracy

  • According to witnesses and domestic media reports, six people were killed by security forces in Myanmar, during the anti-coup protests. Protests erupted across Myanmar on March 13 after posters surfaced on social media urging people to mark the death anniversary of Phone Maw, who was shot and killed by security forces in 1988 inside what was then known as the Rangoon Institute of Technology campus. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners advocacy group, more than 70 people have been killed in Myanmar in widespread protests against the February 1 military coup. Meanwhile, during the Quad summit on March 12, leaders of US, India, Japan and Australia pushed to restore democracy in Myanmar.
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The body of Sit Thu, 37, who was killed during a raid by security forces is seen at his home in Thaketa, Yangon, Myanmar, on March 13. At least six protesters were killed by security forces in Myanmar on March 13, Reuters reported citing witnesses and media reports.(REUTERS)

The body of Sit Thu, 37, who was killed during a raid by security forces is seen at his home in Thaketa, Yangon, Myanmar, on March 13. At least six protesters were killed by security forces in Myanmar on March 13, Reuters reported citing witnesses and media reports.(REUTERS)

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Family members of Sit Thu mourn at their home in Thaketa, Yangon, on March 13.(REUTERS)

Family members of Sit Thu mourn at their home in Thaketa, Yangon, on March 13.(REUTERS)

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Mourners make the three-finger salute during the funeral of Chit Min Thu, a protester who died during a demonstration against the military coup on March 11, in Yangon on March 13. Three people were killed and several injured on March 13 when police opened fire on a sit-in protest in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-biggest city, two witnesses told Reuters.(AFP)

Mourners make the three-finger salute during the funeral of Chit Min Thu, a protester who died during a demonstration against the military coup on March 11, in Yangon on March 13. Three people were killed and several injured on March 13 when police opened fire on a sit-in protest in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-biggest city, two witnesses told Reuters.(AFP)

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Family members break down near the body of Aung Than, 41, who was killed during a raid by security forces, at their home in Thaketa, Yangon, on March 13. One person was killed in the central town of Pyay and two died in police firing in Yangon overnight, Reuters reported citing domestic media reports.(REUTERS)

Family members break down near the body of Aung Than, 41, who was killed during a raid by security forces, at their home in Thaketa, Yangon, on March 13. One person was killed in the central town of Pyay and two died in police firing in Yangon overnight, Reuters reported citing domestic media reports.(REUTERS)

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Mourners do the three-finger salute as the coffin of Chit Min Thu, a protester who died during a demonstration against the military coup on March 11, is carried past during his funeral in Yangon on March 13. "The security forces initially stopped the ambulance from reaching the injured people and only allowed it later," a 23-year-old protester in Pyay told Reuters.(AFP)

Mourners do the three-finger salute as the coffin of Chit Min Thu, a protester who died during a demonstration against the military coup on March 11, is carried past during his funeral in Yangon on March 13. "The security forces initially stopped the ambulance from reaching the injured people and only allowed it later," a 23-year-old protester in Pyay told Reuters.(AFP)

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Protesters, who were shot with live rounds during a demonstration against the military coup, receive medical attention at a makeshift medical centre in Mandalay on March 13.(AFP)

Protesters, who were shot with live rounds during a demonstration against the military coup, receive medical attention at a makeshift medical centre in Mandalay on March 13.(AFP)

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A frontline protester stands near a makeshift barricade in Yangon on March 13. The deaths came as the leaders of the United States, India, Australia and Japan vowed to work together to restore democracy in Myanmar.(AFP)

A frontline protester stands near a makeshift barricade in Yangon on March 13. The deaths came as the leaders of the United States, India, Australia and Japan vowed to work together to restore democracy in Myanmar.(AFP)

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Riot police officers hold down a protester as they disperse protesters in Tharkata on the outskirts of Yangon, on March 6. US President Joe Biden’s administration described a virtual meeting with the Indian, Japanese and Australian leaders on March 12, the first official summit of the group known as the Quad, as part of a push to demonstrate a renewed US commitment to regional security.(AP/PTI)

Riot police officers hold down a protester as they disperse protesters in Tharkata on the outskirts of Yangon, on March 6. US President Joe Biden’s administration described a virtual meeting with the Indian, Japanese and Australian leaders on March 12, the first official summit of the group known as the Quad, as part of a push to demonstrate a renewed US commitment to regional security.(AP/PTI)

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Anti-coup protesters escape security forces firing tear gas in Mandalay, on March 13. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners advocacy group, more than 70 people have been killed in Myanmar in widespread protests against a February 1 coup by the military.(AP)

Anti-coup protesters escape security forces firing tear gas in Mandalay, on March 13. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners advocacy group, more than 70 people have been killed in Myanmar in widespread protests against a February 1 coup by the military.(AP)

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A woman cycles past makeshift barricades on a road in Yangon on March 13. Protests erupted across Myanmar on March 13 after posters surfaced on social media urging people to mark the death anniversary of Phone Maw, who was shot and killed by security forces in 1988 inside what was then known as the Rangoon Institute of Technology campus.(AFP)

A woman cycles past makeshift barricades on a road in Yangon on March 13. Protests erupted across Myanmar on March 13 after posters surfaced on social media urging people to mark the death anniversary of Phone Maw, who was shot and killed by security forces in 1988 inside what was then known as the Rangoon Institute of Technology campus.(AFP)

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