Myanmar general warns anti-coup protesters to return to work

Myanmar’s ruling general signalled waning patience Thursday with nationwide protests over the military’s takeover, ordering demonstrators to return to work or face “effective actions”. His warning comes after a sixth consecutive day of anti-coup rallies condemning the ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and follows US President Joe Biden announcing sanctions against the generals. While the demonstrations have largely been peaceful, security forces earlier this week used tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets on protesters, with isolated reports of live rounds being fired. By late Th…

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