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FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Anger and confusion in Myanmar as coup sweeps away democratic hopes” – below is their description.
There was panic-buying of food, #military roadblocks in the capital Naypyidaw and a triumphant pro-army rally in Yangon in the hours after a coup in #Myanmar. But there was also quiet anger simmering among those whose hopes for the country’s democratic future have been stolen.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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