12:32 GMT08 March 2021
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    Protests have been ongoing in Myanmar since early February, with people demanding the military restore the civilian government, which was toppled during a coup.

    On Monday, security forces in Myanmar opened fire on protesters in the city of Mandalay, Frontier Myanmar reported.

    So far, the number of casualties is not known. Frontier Myanmar quoted a student who said that several people had been wounded. 

    A video showing police firing at protesters, many of whom can be seen ducking behind cars, was shared on Twitter. 

    ​A Channel News Asia reporter also shared some pictures from the scene.

    This comes amid ongoing mass protests across Myanmar after the military toppled the government on 1 February – the army claims the results of the November elections were rigged and announced a year-long state of emergency, with power handed to Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Min Aung Hlaing.

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