Anti-coup protests continue in Myanmar as UN urged to hear 'pleas'

Anti-coup demonstrators returned to the streets of Myanmar Saturday, a day after a United Nations envoy urged the Security Council to hear the nation’s “desperate pleas” and take swift action to restore democracy. The country has been in turmoil since a February 1 putsch ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi from power, triggering a massive uprising from hundreds of thousands angered to be returned to military rule. Security forces have escalated an increasingly brutal crackdown on demonstrators – killing more than 50 people since the coup – but protesters rallied again on Saturday. From the…

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