Anti-Coup Strikes Shut Myanmar in Defiance of Military Coup

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By Reuters Staff5 Min Read(Reuters) — A gen­er­al strike against mil­i­tary rule shut busi­ness­es in Myan­mar on Mon­day and huge crowds gath­ered peace­ful­ly despite fears of vio­lence after author­i­ties warned that con­fronta­tion could be deadly.Three weeks after seiz­ing pow­er, the jun­ta has failed to stop the dai­ly protests and a civ­il dis­obe­di­ence move­ment call­ing for the rever­sal of the Feb. 1 coup and release of elect­ed leader Aung San Suu Kyi.Hundreds of thou­sands gath­ered in cities and towns across the coun­try, from the north­ern hills on the bor­der with Chi­na to the cen­tral plains, the Irrawad­dy riv­er delta …

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