Myanmar police fire rubber bullets, tear gas to disperse protesters in Yangon

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    Myanmar police fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Yangon on Saturday, according to an AFP reporter, after the country’s ambassador to the United Nations broke ranks to make an emotional plea for action against the military junta.

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