Myanmar security forces on Tuesday clashed with a local militia group in Mandalay the second biggest city in the country.

After the army seized power on February 1st, and took down the elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, security forces have clamped down on protests against the military rule.

Groups of opponents People’s Defense Forces have appeared across the country.

They said that they responded after the army invaded one of its bases… and this is the first time that a fight has broke out in a place where it has not been a small town or in the countryside.

Myanmar’s military junta has violently controlled anti-coup protests… taking the lives of hundreds of civilians in the process.

According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, the army has killed at least 873 protesters since the coup in February.

The following day, Myanmar’s foreign ministry released a statement rejecting the UN resolution, saying it was “based on one-sided sweeping allegations and false assumptions.”

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