CCTV footage captured the moment members of a group supporting Myanmar’s military attacked protesters in Yangon, Thursday, February 25.
READ MORE: The political crisis in Myanmar took a new turn Thursday when supporters of the military regime in Yangon attacked demonstrators protesting the February 1 overthrow of the civilian government.
The violence capped a day that began when hundreds of pro-military supporters turned up for a rally in downtown Yangon. The Associated Press reports the pro-military supporters were marching near the city’s central railway station when they were jeered by a group of bystanders, and responded by firing slingshots and throwing stones at the bystanders.
Video posted on social media showed several pro-military demonstrators attacking a man in front of an office building, with at least one of the demonstrators carrying a knife.