efe-epaBangkok Desk

A "silent strike" was held across Myanmar Wednesday after a 7-year-old girl who was shot dead while sitting on her father's lap in their home became the youngest known victim of security forces crackdowns.

Businesses were shut and the streets of cities including Yangon, Mandalay, Monywa and Bago as well as ethnic minority areas of Myitkyina (Kachin state), Taunggyi (Shan state), and Falam (Chin State), were devoid of both people and vehicles, social media posts of residents showed. EFE-EPA