Knife-wielding supporters of Myanmar military attack anti-coup protesters in Yangon

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    Supporters of Myanmar’s military, some armed with knives, clubs and catapults, attacked opponents of the recent army coup in the city of Yangon on February 25, 2021. The violence intensified the ongoing turmoil in the southeast Asian country, which has seen daily protests and strikes for about three weeks since the military seized power and detained elected civilian government leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1.

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    In This Story: Myanmar

    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.

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