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Myanmar security forces kill 8, and Indonesia calls for an end to violence

An official with a funeral service agency said that Myanmar security forces shot dead eight protesters on Friday, while Indonesia called for an end to violence and urged the restoration of democracy, in an unusually explicit call from a neighboring country.


Members of Parliament discussed the possibility of the International Criminal Court investigating crimes against humanity since the February 1 coup. Media reported that the authorities arrested two journalists, one of whom was a BBC correspondent.


The military and police used increasingly violent tactics to quell protests by supporters of detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but this did not deter protesters and crowds continued to take to the streets in several towns.