CCTV shows ‘military supporter’ stabbing protester during clashes in Myanmar

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CCTV captured the shocking moment a military supporter allegedly stabbed a protester in Myanmar today (Feb 25).

The confrontation came as crowds of army backers pounced on pro-democracy groups holding rallies in the former capital Yangon, which has been the focus of protests since the military seized power on February 1.

One man was reportedly stabbed and attacked in the former capital as paramedics and locals rushed to treat him. The man was conscious and taken to hospital.

The filmer said the attacker was a military supporter that had been among groups that caused violence at the rally.

Another group of military supporters attacked residents with slingshots, stones and clubs, near Yangon Central Railways Station.

Angry crowds detained around 20 of the army supporters before police arrived and took them away.

Protests have erupted across Myanmar after the army detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi and seized power on February 1.