‘This is not really a surprise’: Myanmar military declares one-year state of emergency

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  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “‘This is not really a surprise’: Myanmar military declares one-year state of emergency” – below is their description.

    #Myanmar’s #military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San #SuuKyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids. #coup

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