Myanmar: tens of thousands protest against coup despite internet blackout

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Demonstrators in standoff with police amid demands for release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Myanmar on Saturday in the first major demonstration since the military seized power, despite a nationwide internet blackout imposed to stifle dissent.

In the main city Yangon, protesters chanted “down with the military dictatorship” and carried images of the ousted leaders Aung San Suu Kyi and Win Myint, whose party won a landslide election in November. The military detained both in raids early on Monday morning and they have not been seen in public since.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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