Sporadic protests in Myanmar after hundreds escape overnight security siege

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  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Sporadic protests in Myanmar after hundreds escape overnight security siege” – below is their description.

    #Myanmar security forces quickly snuffed out sporadic anti-#junta #protests on Tuesday after hundreds of young activists who had been trapped overnight in a district of its biggest city Yangon were able to get out. Western powers and the United Nations had called on Myanmar’s military rulers to allow the youngsters to leave after fears for their safety as troops moved in.

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