Protesters in Myanmar fight back amid violent crackdown

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Protesters in Myanmar have fired slingshots and thrown Molotov cocktails toward lines of security forces after apparently coming under fire. Wednesday’s event was a rare incidence of anti-coup demonstrators fighting back against a relentlessly violent crackdown. The growing resistance comes after one organization said that more than 200 people have been killed since the Feb. 1 takeover. According to press and social media posts that included photos of the victims, at least two people were shot dead during protests Wednesday. Protests against the coup that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi have shown remarkable staying power and have been largely peaceful despite a violent police response.