Nearly 600 killed since Myanmar coup

The military in Myanmar has reportedly used machine guns to kill more protesters.
A local human rights group said nearly 600 people have been killed in the crackdown since the military takeover on February 1.

People continue to take to the streets across the country to protest the junta. The military on Wednesday reportedly attacked demonstrators with automatic weapons and grenades in the northwestern town of Kale.
Local media say that at least 13 people died on the day across the nation.

Separately, Myanmar's ambassador to the UK says he was locked out of his embassy in London.
Kyaw Zwar Minn has been calling for the release of detained leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi.

The ambassador said through a spokesperson that the embassy had been seized by the military attache.
"We have full faith in the UK government not to recognize the Military Council of Myanmar. We believe the UK government would not back those who are working for the military junta." he said.

On Tuesday, a body of ousted lawmakers, including members of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, released a statement.
It claimed it had collected 180,000 pieces of evidence that show "wide-scale abuses of human rights" by the military such as the use of lethal force, arrests and torture.