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Myanmar police break up protest in city of Mandalay

Police advance on the street during protests against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar, February 20, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

(Reuters) - Police in the Myanmar city of Mandalay opened fire and used tear gas on Saturday to break up an anti-coup protest but it was not clear if they fired live ammunition or rubber bullets, according to video broadcast by a media outlet.

A doctor told the Irrawaddy news site that several people had suffered from exposure to tear gas and one person was wounded by a bullet but it could have been a rubber bullet.

Police were not immediately available for comment.

Reporting by Reuters staff; Writing by Robert Birsel; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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