15 Mar 2021

Violence threatens to escalate in Myanmar

From Morning Report, 6:41 am on 15 March 2021

Myanmar's had its bloodiest weekend since last month's coup, with dozens of protesters killed by security forces Reports say at least 14 people were killed when security forces fired on anti-junta protesters in Myanmar yesterday.

Nearly 100 people have died in widespread protests against the military's seizure of power last month. There have been more than 2000 arrests.

Asia correspondent Richard Erlich says the skirmishes are threatening to move to a new level.