Water Cannons Fired at Myanmar Protesters Monday
On Monday, police fired water cannons at hundreds of anti-coup protesters in Myanmar's capital. The demonstrations have been ongoing for over a week since the military staged a coup and arrested the democratically elected officials. The protesters do not wish to return to military rule and demand the release and return to power for the democratically elected officials.
The military claims that there was widespread fraud in the election and uses that as justification for the coup.
The protests have been growing in size and scope throughout the country over the last week. Myanmar, which spent five decades under military rule, had recently undergone a democratic transition and elected Aung San Suu Kyi as leader as well as given the majority of the seats in parliament to Kyi's National League for Democracy Party.
Other nations, including the US, have condemned the coup saying that the outcome of the recent elections should be respected.
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