U.S. condemns Myanmar force on protesters

"We repeat our calls for the military to relinquish power, restore democratically elected government, release those detained and lift all telecommunication restrictions and to refrain from violence," Price said in a briefing.

Police and protesters clashed in Myanmar on Tuesday in the most violent day of demonstrations against the Feb. 1 coup in which generals led by army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing overthrew elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. One woman was unlikely to survive a gunshot wound to the head, a doctor said.

The clashes led to the first bloodshed since the military took over and detained Suu Kyi and other politicians from her National League for Democracy (NLD), which won a November election in a landslide.