Myanmar sees 'blue shirt' protests; junta outlaws unity govt

22nd Apr, 2021

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This handout photo taken and released by Dawei Watch on April 20, 2021 shows protesters holding signs as they march in a demonstration against the military coup in Dawei. Photo courtesy: AFP

Myanmar anti-coup activists launched protests on Wednesday calling for the release of prisoners detained by the junta, as the military government declared a National Unity Government formed by its opponents was illegal. The Southeast Asian country has been in crisis since the military seized power from Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government on February. 1, with almost daily protests against the coup occurring despite a brutal crackdown by the junta on dissent.

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