Myanmar police fire into the air, use water cannons to quell protests

(Reuters) – Myanmar police fired gunshots into the air and used water cannons on Tuesday as protesters across the country defied bans on big gatherings to show their opposition to a military coup that halted a tentative transition to democracy.The Feb. 1 coup and detention of elected civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has brought the largest demonstrations in more than a decade and a growing civil disobedience movement affecting hospitals, schools and government offices. Witnesses said police fired guns into the air in the capital, Naypyitaw, as the crowd refused to disperse on the fourth straig…

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