Myanmar security forces crack down on anti-coup protesters

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    Security forces in #Myanmar intensified their #crackdown against anti-#coup #protesters on Monday, seeking to quell the large-scale demonstrations calling for the military junta that seized power earlier this month to reinstate the elected government. FRANCE 24’s International Affairs Editor Philip Turle tells us more.

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