At least 18 people were killed and over 600 arrested as police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators on February 28 in Myanmar, according to the United Nations. Protests took place in several cities, including Myanmar’s largest city Yangon.
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Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.