Myanmar protesters have held overnight candle-lit vigils and launched a civil disobedience campaign of hurling garbage on to streets after an advocacy group said security forces had killed more than 500 people since the 1 February coup.
Out of 14 civilians killed in Myanmar on March 29, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) said at least eight were in the South Dagon district of Yangon.
Security forces in the area fired a much heavier-calibre weapon than usual on Monday to clear a barricade of sand bags, witnesses said. It was not immediately clear what type of weapon was used.
State television said security forces used 'riot weapons' to disperse a crowd of 'violent terrorist people' who were destroying a pavement and one man was wounded. A South Dagon resident on Tuesday said more gunfire could be heard in the area overnight, raising concerns of further casualties. Police and the junta did not answer calls seeking comment.
A period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep, especially to keep watch or pray.
Concerned with or used in the suppression of a violent disturbance.
A riot shield is a lightweight protection device, typically deployed by police and some military organizations.
In doubt if an action is just, abstain.--Zoroaster