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ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “Violence continues to erupt in Myanmar | 7.30” – below is their description.
Just under six months ago, the people of Myanmar delivered a landslide victory to Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy Party. It was the 75-year old’s second election win, and it made the military so furious that it seized power in a coup on the first day the new parliament was due to sit.
Since then hundreds of people opposing the military regime have been shot dead and thousands have been arrested. South-East Asia correspondent Mazoe Ford reports, and a warning, her story contains some distressing images.ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel
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