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By Kira Kay, Jason Maloney
It’s been nearly a year since a military coup rolled back Myanmar’s fragile democratic progress. With few international efforts for help, citizens at home and abroad have soldered on to fight for their rights. Special Correspondent Kira Kay and producer/videographer…
In our news wrap Monday, U.S.-Russian tensions over Ukraine are running high ahead of Tuesday's video call between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. Three more members of a U.S. missionary group were freed in Haiti, after being held hostage…
Tension was high Sunday in the country’s biggest city, Yangon, where for a second night running gunshots from heavy weapons rang out randomly in the streets of several neighborhoods after the start of an 8 p.m. curfew. The sounds of…
By Associated Press
Protests were reported Saturday morning in the country's biggest city, Yangon, where stun grenades and tear gas were used against demonstrators. On Wednesday, 18 people were reported killed there.
Security forces in some areas appeared to become more aggressive in using force and making arrests, utilizing more plainclothes officers than had previously revealed themselves. Photos posted on social media showed that residents of at least two cities, Yangon and…
By PBS NewsHour
Hundreds of protesters held a candlelight vigil outside the U.S. embassy in Yangon, Myanmar, for those killed in the protests over the last 21 days. Across the nation, pro-democracy demonstrators continued to oppose the military coup, holding photographs of jailed…
By Nick Schifrin, Layla Quran
Tens of thousands of demonstrators filled the streets in Myanmar Wednesday to protest former civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial, which began this week in secret. Protestors have been calling for the reinstatement of democracy since the military launched…
Separate protests that began in various parts of Yangon converged at Sule Pagoda, situated in the center of a roundabout in the city’s downtown area. Protesters chanted “Long live Mother Suu” and “Down with military dictatorship.” Protesters in other parts…
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