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Myanmar junta warns of lethal force as huge crowds gather for ‘five twos revolution’

Protesters compare Monday’s date – 22.2.2021 – to 8 August 1988, when military cracked down on pro-democracy rallies

Protesters have taken to the streets of towns and cities across Myanmar in one of the largest nationwide shows of opposition to the military since it seized power three weeks ago.

Crowds assembled in Yangon, Naypyidaw, Mandalay and elsewhere, despite an apparent threat from the junta that it would again use deadly violence against demonstrators.

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