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  • Writer's pictureD. Brit

Water Cannons Fired at Myanmar Protesters Monday

What Happened:

  • 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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