Myanmar’s protesters start to flee country

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    Myanmar’s security forces have been intensifying their crackdown on anti-coup protesters and people are now starting to flee.

    They have not attempted to leave the country in large groups yet, but neighbouring Thailand is preparing for the possibility of refugees.

    But one of Myanmar’s ethnic armies that controls territory along the border says it is already sheltering hundreds who have fled the violence.

    Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler has more from the Thai border town of Mae Sot.

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