More protests after Myanmar junta cuts internet, deploys troops

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    #Myanmar’s #junta deployed extra troops around the country and choked the internet on Monday as it intensified a #crackdown on anti-#coup #protests, but defiant demonstrators again took to the streets. The military has steadily escalated efforts to quell an uprising against their seizure of power two weeks ago, which saw civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi detained along with hundreds, including members of her democratically elected government.

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