At least one civilian has been killed during the people's protest against military government, while defying the coup in Madalay, Myanmar today.

It has been reported that Ko Zaw Myo, 27, was hit on the neck by the riot police while trying to defend the "enginneers strike" in the second city of Mandalay.

Civilians in cities such as Yangon, Mandalay, Monwya, Myingyan, and the Bagan are protesting against the military government, which has resulted in deaths of at least 30 persons till date. On Friday, people marched peacefully in cites like Mandalay to make their voice heard.

They are standing against the crackdown which dismantled the elected government of veteran democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi, and demand restoration of the same.

According to a Reuters' report, this violence came about as the junta (military government) lost a tug of war over leadership of its UN mission in New York and the United States unveiled new sanctions targeting military conglomerates after the deaths of dozens of civilian protesters.