U.S. markets closed
  • S&P Futures

    4,160.25
    -4.50 (-0.11%)
     
  • Dow Futures

    34,000.00
    -16.00 (-0.05%)
     
  • Nasdaq Futures

    13,903.25
    -16.00 (-0.11%)
     
  • Russell 2000 Futures

    2,231.30
    -7.10 (-0.32%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    61.02
    -0.33 (-0.54%)
     
  • Gold

    1,794.50
    +1.40 (+0.08%)
     
  • Silver

    26.58
    +0.01 (+0.04%)
     
  • EUR/USD

    1.2053
    +0.0013 (+0.11%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    1.5640
    +0.0020 (+0.13%)
     
  • Vix

    17.50
    -1.18 (-6.32%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3944
    +0.0012 (+0.09%)
     
  • USD/JPY

    107.9880
    -0.0550 (-0.05%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    53,908.38
    -2,126.11 (-3.79%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,245.94
    -17.02 (-1.35%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    6,895.29
    +35.42 (+0.52%)
     
  • Nikkei 225

    29,099.93
    +591.38 (+2.07%)
     

State Dept condemns violence in Myanmar, vows more U.S. action

·1 min read

WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) - The United States strongly condemns the use of violence in Myanmar by security forces and is saddened by the death of demonstrators, State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Thursday, adding that Washington will take further action in response to the rising violence in the aftermath of the coup.

Police broke up demonstrations with tear gas and gunfire in several cities across Myanmar, as protesters returned to the streets. The United Nations said 38 people had been killed during Wednesday's demonstrations, far more in a single day than the 23 believed to have been killed up until March 1. (Reporting by Simon Lewis, Humeyra Pamuk and Daphne Psaledakis; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)