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Myanmar junta faces calls to halt bloodshed but more die in anti-coup protests

International pressure on Myanmar’s military junta to halt its repression of pro-democracy protests following last month’s coup increased on Friday but on the streets, security forces shot dead at least nine demonstrators in an unrelenting crackdown.

Calls for dialogue and the end to the bloodshed came from several of Myanmar’s Southeast Asian neighbours led by Indonesia - an unusual stance in regional diplomacy.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned what he denounced as the military’s continuing brutal violence. A “firm, unified international response” was urgently needed, he said, quoted by his spokesman.

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