Myanmar police fire rubber bullets at anti-coup protesters

Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas at anti-coup protesters in Myanmar on Tuesday as demonstrators around the country defied a military ban on rallies. Protests erupted for a fourth straight day against last week’s coup to oust civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as international condemnation of the putsch grew. The rallies came despite a warning from the junta that they would take action against demonstrations that threatened “stability”, and a new ban on gatherings of more than five people. In Naypyidaw, the remote capital purpose-built by the previous military regime, witnesses …

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