Mass protests in Myanmar draw tens of thousands again

Protests against the military coup in Myanmar took place in several cities again on Thursday, with demonstrators calling for the release of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other detained politicians. The rallies were smaller than on Wednesday, according to observers, though tens of thousands of people rallied in the largest city Yangon. Reports on social media spoke of security forces cracking down violently on protesters. In Mytkyina in the north of the country, images showed scores of soldiers and military vehicles on the streets. Myanmar’s military seized power from the elected governm…

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