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Burmese Security Forces Intensify Crackdown on Protests of Military Coup

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From Epoch Times:
YANGON, Burma—Security forces in Burma (also known as Myanmar) sought to quell demonstrations calling for the military junta to reinstate the elected government on Feb. 15. According to a photographer who says he witnessed the Feb. 15 demonstrations, more than 1,000 protesters rallied in front of the Myanmar Economic Bank in Mandalay, the country’s second-largest city, when at least 10 trucks full of soldiers and police arrived and immediately started firing slingshots toward the protesters. The soldiers and police then attacked the protesters with sticks, the witness said, and police could be seen aiming long guns into the air amid sounds that resembled gunfire. Local media reported that rubber bullets were also fired into the crowd and that a few people were injured. The junta, led by Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, staged a military coup earlier this month because, it says, the government failed to properly investigate allegations of fraud …
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