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Footage show police dragging profusely-bleeding unresponsive protester away in Yangon

Footage shared with Reuters showed police officers during a protest crackdown in Tamwe township in Yangon on Sunday (March 14), dragging off an unresponsive wounded protester and aggressively detaining a fellow female protester, according to a social media user.

“At first, he was moving, I mean he was still alive and other protester tried to save him. But police from police station did not allow the protesters to take him. They were shooting non-stop,” a social media user who wishes to remain anonymous told Reuters.

“They came out from police station and pulled off a guy and take a girl. A few minutes later, the ambulance came and requested to transport that guy who suffered the gun shoot. But it was late, he over-bled. We are helpless.”

The injured protester who later died was identified at 17-year old Khant Nyar Hein, a first year medical university student, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP).

The latest deaths bring the toll from the protests to 138, based on a tally by the AAPP. It said more than 2,150 people had been detained by Saturday. More than 300 have since been released.

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