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Anti-coup protests rock Myanmar for fifth consecutive day

It was the fifth consecutive day of demonstrations in Myanmar’s main city of Yangon against the February 1 coup which overthrew the de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The crowd of thousands on Wednesday went on a public display of opposition to the military takeover.

In the capital Naypyitaw, government workers marched in support of a growing civil disobedience campaign in Myanmar.

A group of police officers in the state of Kayah joined the protesters, marching in uniform with a sign that read, “We don’t want dictatorship.”

On the dark side of the recent activities surrounding the coup, medical sources said a woman was expected to die from a gunshot wound to her head sustained during a Tuesday confrontation with police in the capital city.

The military has raided Suu Kyi’s party headquarters in Yangon.

The National League for Democracy (NLD) said on Tuesday that the raid had been carried out by about a dozen military and police personnel.

The junta has warned that it would act against demonstrators who threaten ‘stability.’ The protesters have ignored that warning.

On Tuesday, tens of thousands demonstrated in major cities in defiance of a ban on gatherings, with police using water cannon, rubber bullets and live rounds against them.

The United Nations condemned the use of force against protesters.

The military has handed power to General Min Aung Hlaing and promised to hold a new election.

The general on Monday said things would be different from the army’s previous 49-year reign, which ended in 2011.

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