Mass movement against military begins to take shape in Myanmar

Small protests and other acts of defiance continued across Myanmar on Friday amid signs that a mass movement against the new military junta was taking shape. Medics, civil servants, railway workers, and teachers are among those who gathered at their places of work to denounce Monday’s coup and call for the release of detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Hundreds of lecturers and staff at the University of Yangon on Friday gave three-finger salutes and wore red ribbons, two emerging symbols of the movement, as they demanded the military respect the result of a November 8 election that Suu Kyi’s pa…

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