A violent attack on protesters in Myanmar on Sunday intensified with police using live rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas.
Huge protests in cities like Yangon, Mandalay and Dawei have continued despite police reaction.
There are reports of deaths, though they are difficult to confirm.
The country has been shaken by protests since top government leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, were overthrown and detained by the army on 1 February.
Social media footage from Sunday showed protesters running away as police charged them, temporary roadblocks were raised and more people were led away covered in blood.
Police riots, which began in earnest on Saturday, were extended as coup leaders sought to interrupt a largely peaceful civil disobedience campaign that has shown no sign of ending.
What is happening on earth?
In the largest city, Yangon, police fired bullets after stun grenades and tear gas did not disperse protesters. Social media images showed blood on the streets as people were helped away by other protesters.
A doctor said a man had died at the hospital with a bullet wound to the chest.
The protesters remained defiant, and some created barricades.
“If they push us, we will get up. If they attack us, we will defend. We will never kneel down to the military boots,” protester Nyan Win Shein said.
Another, Amy Kyaw, told AFP: “Police started firing right when we arrived. They did not say a word of warning. Some were injured and some teachers are still hiding in the neighbors’ houses.”
Some protesters were thrown away in police cars.
In the southeastern city Dawei, security forces moved to break a demonstration.
There are reports that live rounds have been used. The media contact on the Dawei Watch said at least one person was killed and more than a dozen injured. An emergency worker said there were three deaths with feared many more injured.
The police also beat down hard on a big demonstration in Mandalay, where police used water cannons and fired into the air.
Protests continue elsewhere, including the northeastern city Lashio.
The number of arrests since the protests began has not been confirmed. The monitoring group Assistance Association for Politic Prisoners has set the number at 850, but hundreds more bulbs have been detained over the weekend.
Where is Aung San Suu Kyi?
Myanmar’s civilian leader has not been seen in public since she was detained in the capital Nay Pyi Taw when the coup began.
Her supporters and many in the international community have demanded her release and the restoration of the election result in November, which led her party, the National League for Democracy, to win a landslide.
Suu Kyi is scheduled to go to court on Monday on charges of having unregistered walkie-talkies and violating coronavirus rules. But her lawyer says he has not been able to speak to her.
Military leaders justified the seizure of power by alleging widespread electoral fraud, allegations dismissed by the election committee.
The coup is widely condemned outside Myanmar, which has led to sanctions against the military and other punitive movements.
Myanmar – the basics
Myanmar, also known as Burma, became independent from Britain in 1948. For much of its modern history, it has been under military rule.
Restrictions began to loosen from 2010 onwards, leading to free elections in 2015 and the installation of a government led by veteran opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi the following year.
In 2017, militants from the ethnic group Rohingya attacked police stations, and Myanmar’s army and local Buddhist crowds responded with a deadly breakdown, allegedly killing thousands of Rohingya. More than half a million Rohingya fled across the border into Bangladesh, and the UN later called it a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”