Myanmar coup: Protesters stage ‘broken down’ car demonstration to block military

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  • The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Myanmar coup: Protesters stage ‘broken down’ car demonstration to block military” – below is their description.

    Parked cars with open bonnets blocked roads in downtown #Yangon on Wednesday in the latest innovative twist to protests against the military takeover of #Myanmar.

    The gridlock was part of a campaign coordinated on social media, using the slogan “car, don’t break down,” reported Frontier Myanmar, as protesters encourage civil servants to strike and join the snowballing civil disobedience movement against the junta.

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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.

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