Family, friends mourn men killed in Yangon raid overnight

Families and friends grieved on Saturday (March 13) over two men killed in an overnight raid in Myanmar's largest city Yangon.

The two who died in police firing were amomg at least six people killed in Myanmar by security forces, witnesses and media reported.

Than Saw is the mother of one of those who died in Yangon, trishaw peddler Si Thu.

"I told my son that we have nothing and we will die if we go against them. I would go and shoot back at them if I had a gun. Now we can't do anything as we don't have guns. Tell me, do we always have to keep silent and die? Why are we dying for doing the right thing?"

A witness told Reuters that soldiers had opened fire at a sit-in protest on Friday, amd three people were arrested and beaten.

The deaths came as the leaders of the United States, India, Australia and Japan vowed to work together to restore democracy in the Southeast Asian nation.

More than 70 people have been killed in Myanmar in widespread protests against a Feb. 1 coup by the military.

That's according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners advocacy group.