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Shots fired at Yangon anti-military protest

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Footage from Myanmar showed local residents demonstrating against the appointment of a military council administrator for their ward, before police fired to disperse the protesters. It was not immediately clear whether the rounds were live or not.

Myanmar has been in turmoil since the army seized power and detained civilian government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and much of her party leadership after the military complained of fraud in a November election.

Earlier, police blocked the gates of Yangon's main university campus, stopping hundreds of students inside from coming out to demonstrate.

Facebook said that due to the risks evident from the "deadly violence" seen since the coup it had banned the Myanmar military from using its Facebook and Instagram platforms.