Myanmar party official dies after arrest, hundreds escape overnight security siege

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    People barricaded in a Yangon neighbourhood overnight said Tuesday that #Myanmar security forces searched their homes room by room for anti-coup #protesters, targeting apartments flying the flag of Aung San #SuuKyi’s party. FRANCE 24’s International Affairs Editor Philip Turle tells us more.

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