Myanmar military condemned for ‘appalling’ violence as Yangon martial law brought in

UN figures and UK ambassador latest to criticise killing of protesters in industrial townships housing Chinese-run factories

The killing of at least 39 people by Myanmar’s security forces in one of the deadliest days since last month’s coup has been condemned by the UK and the United Nations as “appalling” and “heartbreaking”.

Sunday’s violence brings the number of people killed in mass protests since the military seized power from civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to about 100, though activists and rights groups believe it could be higher.

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