US calls for Myanmar junta to stop violence in wake of protester’s death

Minority groups plan demonstrations against regime as internet cut off for sixth night in a row

The US has called for Myanmar’s military leaders to refrain from violence and relinquish power, as protesters from ethnic minorities planned demonstrations in support of ousted democratic leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

The US state department called for restraint following the death on Friday of Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing, 20, who police shot in the head at a demonstration in the capital, Naypyidaw, on 9 February.

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