France condemns Myanmar security forces’ violence against peaceful demonstrators

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France strongly condemned the Myanmar security forces’ violence against peaceful demonstrators, which has caused the death of several people, the foreign ministry said on Saturday.

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“The violence committed in Mandalay today is unacceptable,” it said in a statement.

Two people were killed in Myanmar’s second city, Mandalay, on Saturday when police and soldiers fired to disperse protests against a Feb. 1 military coup, emergency workers said, the bloodiest day in more than two weeks of demonstrations.

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