Myanmar protesters paint Yangon red, defying bloody army crackdown

(Reuters) – Opponents of Myanmar’s military junta sprayed red paint on roads in the country’s biggest city on Tuesday to mark the deaths of hundreds of “martyrs” killed by troops, as the crisis dragged on with no clear diplomatic solution in sight. Some 570 people have been killed during nearly two months of unrest since the military coup on Feb. 1, and security forces have arrested close to 3,500 people, with about four-fifths of them still in detention, advocacy group the Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) said on Tuesday. Demonstrators woke early in Yangon to spray and splash paveme…

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