Thousands turn out to protest in Myanmar despite fears of crackdown

Protests sparked by Myanmar’s recent coup grew to their largest size yet on Wednesday, as hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of multiple cities, according to observers and images posted on Twitter. But although the protesters seemed excited by the large turnout, there were also fears that it would prompt a brutal reaction from a military that seems keen to cement its hold on power. Observers in Yangon, the country’s former capital, said turnout on Wednesday was the largest in days, with tens of thousands on the streets. Images shared online showed demonstrators participating i…

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