Myanmar: Shots heard as water cannon used on anti-coup protesters

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    Protests against a military coup in Myanmar took a violent turn as police pushed back on demonstrators. Police fired shots into the air and used water cannons to push crowds back in the capital city of Napyitaw.

    The crackdown came as mass rallies erupted for the fourth straight day against last week’s military takeover to oust civilian leader Aung San Suui Kyi, with demonstrators choosing to defy a ban on gatherings of more than five people that was introduced by the junta on Monday.

    Four people were reported to be injured in Napyitaw, with wounds suspected of being from rubber bullets, a doctor from an emergency clinic told Reuters.

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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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