Myanmar coup: fresh internet blackout imposed as troops clear protesters

16th Feb, 2021

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Coup demonstrators hold placards with the image of Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on Monday. Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters

Myanmar’s junta ordered the shutdown of the internet for the second night in a row as it intensified a crackdown on protests two weeks after it staged a coup. The military has escalated military efforts to quell an uprising against their seizure of power, which saw civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi detained along with hundreds of others, including members of her democratically elected government.

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