Students protest in Myanmar against junta’s order to reopen schools

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Students protest in Myanmar against junta’s order to reopen schools” – below is their description.

    Myanmar’s military junta has announced plans for schools across the country to reopen on the annual back-to-school day on June 1, 2021. Schools and universities have been closed since August 2020 because of the pandemic. But on May 5, students in the cities of Yangon and Dawei protested against the reopening orders, and vowed to boycott classes under the military regime that seized power in a February 1 coup.

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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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