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.
— Old Skull (@OldSkull789) February 15, 2021
A Channel News Asia reporter also shared some pictures from the scene.
#Myanmar police, #military soldiers clearing out anti-military government protesters in #Mandalay. As local reporter streaming their actions live, the soldier walked towards the reporter to ask to shut down the filming and the live stream abruptly cut #WhatIsHappeningInMyanmar pic.twitter.com/4kikXFANxb
— May Wong (@MayWongCNA) February 15, 2021
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.