Myanmar protesters undeterred by crackdown

Protesters in Myanmar remain defiant a day after what is believed to have been the deadliest crackdown since the military coup last month.

Citizens continued to express their opposition across the country on Sunday. In the largest city, Yangon, they took to the streets in small groups to avoid being fired upon.

They placed obstacles on the roads to keep security forces away, moving quickly to other locations to continue the protests.

Local media say 114 people died on Saturday after troops shot protesters who had taken to the streets on Armed Forces Day. One person was reportedly burnt alive.

The situation appears to be escalating as ethnic minority militants join the protesters' struggle. Armed members of a minority group in the southeastern Karen State attacked an army post on Saturday.

There have also been reports of militants from another ethnic group in the north preparing to do battle with the military.