At least eight people have been killed in Myanmar after security forces opened fire on the biggest protest against military rule in several days.
It comes three months after a coup plunged the country into political turmoil.
Thousands of people in towns and cities across the country joined the protests calling for “the Global Myanmar Spring Revolution”.
According to United Nations estimates, long-running conflicts with ethnic armed groups in border areas in the north and east have also intensified, displacing tens of thousands of civilians.
The military has responded to the protests with arrests and lethal force, ignoring calls from neighbouring countries and the UN to end the violence.