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Myanmar Coup Protests Four Months 

Myanmar rebel group says it shot down military helicopter – Reuters

From www.news24.com Excerpt:  The Kachin Independence Army (KIA), one of Myanmar’s most powerful rebel groups, said on Monday it had shot down a helicopter after returning fire following air strikes by the military, an official at the group said.

The United Nations estimates that tens of thousands of civilians have fled their homes as a result of the fighting between the military and ethnic minority insurgents in remote northern and eastern frontier regions. The conflict intensified after Myanmar’s generals seized power on Feb.1, ousting the elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Myanmar protesters mark 3 months since military coup as U.N. warns of standstill – National – globalnews.ca

From globalnews.ca Excerpt: Protesters against military rule marched in Myanmar on Saturday three months after a coup ended a democratic transition, with several small blasts compounding a sense of crisis that a U.N. envoy warned could bring state administration to a halt.

The military has tried to end dissent and impose its authority on a people largely opposed to the return of rule by the generals after 10 years of democratic reforms that included a government led by democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi.

Despite a relentless crackdown in which at least 759 protesters have been killed, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) advocacy group, crowds come out day after day to reject the junta.

Thousands rally against Myanmar junta, calling for ‘spring revolution’ – www.channelnewsasia.com

From www.channelnewsasia.com Excerpt: YANGON:  Myanmar’s security forces opened fire on some of the biggest anti-coup protests in days on Sunday (May 2), killing seven people, media reported, three months after the coup plunged the country into crisis.

The protests, after a spell of dwindling crowds and what appeared to be more restraint by security forces, were coordinated with demonstrations in Myanmar communities around the world to mark what organisers called “the global Myanmar spring revolution”.

Myanmar enters fourth month under junta with bomb blasts, flash mobs – www.france24.com

From www.france24.com FRANCE 24 Excerpt: Protesters against military rule marched in Myanmar on Saturday three months after a coup ended a democratic transition, with several small blasts rocking the commerical capital, Yangon. The country has been in turmoil since the military ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, bringing an abrupt end […]…

Myanmar protesters march three months after coup; UN warns of ‘standstill’ – www.ctvnews.ca

From www.ctvnews.ca Excerpt: Protesters against military rule marched in Myanmar on Saturday three months after a coup ended a democratic transition, with several small blasts compounding a sense of crisis that a UN envoy warned could bring state administration to a halt. The military has tried to end dissent and impose its authority on a […]…

Myanmar Protests Aim To Shake The World, 7 Killed: Report – www.ndtv.com

From www.ndtv.com Excerpt:  Myanmar security forces opened fire on some of the biggest protests against military rule in days on Sunday killing seven people, media reported, three months after a coup plunged the country into crisis.
The protests, after a spell of dwindling crowds and what appeared to be more restraint by the security forces, were coordinated with demonstrations in Myanmar communities around the world to mark what organisers called “the global Myanmar spring revolution”.

“Shake the world with the voice of Myanmar people’s unity,” the organisers said in a statement.

Seven killed in firing at Myanmar ‘spring revolution’ protests – www.scmp.com

From www.scmp.com Reuters Excerpt: Myanmar security forces opened fire on some of the biggest protests against military rule in days on Sunday killing seven people, media reported, three months after a coup plunged the country into crisis.The protests, after a spell of dwindling crowds and what appeared to be more restraint by the security forces, […]…

Myanmar protesters raise voices to ‘shake the world’; more mystery blasts – www.todayonline.com

From www.todayonline.com tdyadmin Excerpt:  Myanmar security forces opened fire on some of the biggest protests against military rule in days on Sunday killing eight people, media reported, three months after a coup plunged the country into crisis.

The protests, after a spell of dwindling crowds and what appeared to be more restraint by the security forces, were coordinated with demonstrations in Myanmar communities around the world to mark what organisers called “the global Myanmar spring revolution”.

“Shake the world with the voice of Myanmar people’s unity,” the organisers said in a statement.

Streams of demonstrators, some led by Buddhist monks, made their way through cities and towns across the country, including the commercial hub of Yangon and the second city of Mandalay, where two people were shot and killed, the Mizzima news agency reported.