Martial law declared in seven Myanmar townships

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    #MartialLaw was declared Monday in seven townships in #Myanmar’s second biggest city, Mandalay, officials said. People are banned from protesting or gathering in groups of more than five, and a #curfew will run from 8 pm until 4 am, the general administration department said in a statement.

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