Myanmar protesters voice defiance under cover of the night

(Reuters) – Opponents of Myanmar’s military rule, many in small towns across the country, staged candle-lit protests on Saturday night and into Sunday in defiance of crackdowns by the security forces and the killing of nearly 250 people since the Feb. 1 coup. The violent suppression has drawn the condemnation of Western governments and increasingly the unprecedented criticism of some of Myanmar’s Asian neighbours. The violence has also forced people determined to resist a return to military rule after a decade of tentative steps towards democracy to think up new ways to make their point. Nearl…

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