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A week into its coup, Myanmar’s military shut down the internet and used rubber bullets and water cannons against protesters

Tens of thousands of people protested against Myanmar’s military coup this weekend. Police used rubber bullets and water cannons, and have restricted TV and internet access. State-controlled television stations are running pop concerts rather than news coverage. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Tens of thousands of people took to […]
A week into its coup, Myanmar’s military shut down the internet and used rubber bullets and water cannons against protesters
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Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud gave ‘fresh rhetorical ammunition’ to despots like Myanmar’s generals, who just staged a coup

Myanmar’s military overthrew the elected government on Monday. The country’s military predicated the coup on baseless allegations of voter fraud. Experts noted the parallels to former President Trump, stating he’s provided “rhetorical ammunition” for despots worldwide. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. As Americans woke up to the news […]
Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud gave ‘fresh rhetorical ammunition’ to despots like Myanmar’s generals, who just staged a coup
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Myanmar’s military says it’s taking over as world leaders look on in shock

Myanmar’s military says it will be taking control of the country for the next year. Several government officials, including Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, were rounded up. Global diplomatic leaders are expressing outrage and dismay over the coup. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Myanmar’s military […]
Myanmar’s military says it’s taking over as world leaders look on in shock
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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi detained in early-morning raid

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained, a spokesperson told Reuters. Kyi, a former Nobel Peace Prize winner, was reportedly detained along with other political leaders. Myanmar is a fragile democracy with a powerful military that ruled the country for decades. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi detained in early-morning raid
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Myanmar’s suppression of the Rohingya, explained in 30 seconds

The Rohingya are a minority Muslim group in Myanmar. More than 740,000 Rohingya refugees have fled the Rakhine State of Myanmar since August 2017, when a military-led ethnic cleansing campaign began, according to the Human Rights Watch. Gambia filed a lawsuit against Myanmar in November accusing the country of genocide, […]
Myanmar’s suppression of the Rohingya, explained in 30 seconds