Police fire rubber bullets at protesters

Police fired rubber bullets on Tuesday at demonstrators protesting the February 1 coup in the capital, Naypyidaw.

“They fired warning shots into the sky, then they fired rubber bullets,” said one resident. A local AFP journalist confirmed that shots had been fired.

The risk of oppression is real. “We all know what the army is capable of: massive atrocities, murders of civilians, enforced disappearances, torture and arbitrary arrests,” said Tom Villarin of the Asean (Association of Nations of Southeast Asia) Parliamentarians for Human Rights.