Tens of thousands rally against Myanmar coup despite crackdown fears

Tens of thousands of people in Myanmar demonstrated against the military coup for a fifth consecutive day on Wednesday, with officials, doctors and Buddhist monks swelling their ranks. They turned out despite growing fears of a wider police crackdown after officials fired live ammunition and rubber bullets into a crowd on Tuesday and used water cannon and tear gas to violently crack down on the rallies. Dozens of people were detained and some injured. A protester in Myanmar remained in critical condition after she was shot by police on Tuesday, according to reports. In the northern city of Man…

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