Protesters block main roads in Yangon, other cities across Myanmar

Hundreds of thousands of protesters blocked major roads across Myanmar on Saturday, including in the commercial hub of Yangon, as demonstrations continue against last month’s coup. Protesters built road blocks with sandbags but the police and armed security forces broke up the morning demonstrations using tear gas and rubber bullets. “To be safe while protesting, we built large, heavy barricades on this main road in self defence,” Ko Ko Win, a protester in South Okkalapa, Yangon, told dpa. “We are blocking this six-lane road with bricks, big sand bags and strong barricades. Before they attack …

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