Myanmar activists call for general strike as protests continue

Demonstrations against the military coup in Myanmar took place across the country for a third consecutive day on Monday, as prominent activists called for a general strike. Police deployed water cannon against protesters in the capital Naypyitaw, photos circulating online showed. Injuries were reported. Demonstrators also joined rallies in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, and the northern city of Mandalay. Protesters are demanding an end to the dictatorship that seized power last Monday after arresting the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other top government officials. The 75-yea…

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