UN warns Myanmar against harsh response to protesters

(Reuters) – The United Nations special envoy has warned Myanmar’s army of “severe consequences” for any harsh response to protesters demonstrating against this month’s coup in a call with the military leadership, a U.N. spokesman said. Despite the deployment of armoured vehicles and soldiers to some major cities at the weekend, protesters have kept up demonstrations to denounce the Feb. 1 takeover and demand the release of detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi and others. Protests on Monday were smaller than the hundreds of thousands who had joined earlier demonstrations but broke out in many parts…

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