Myanmar: Thousands take to the streets of Yangon to protest against the military coup

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “Myanmar: Thousands take to the streets of Yangon to protest against the military coup” – below is their description.

    Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Yangon to denounce Myanmar’s military coup and demand the release of the elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

    It appears to be the largest such demonstration since the power grab took place on Monday 1 February.

    Sky News’ South East Asia Correspondent Siobhán Robbins has the story.

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    In This Story: Myanmar

    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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