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International condemnation after killing of more than 100 protesters in Myanmar

BBC, 29 Mar 2021
There's been international condemnation of the military in Myanmar after more than a hundred demonstrators were killed yesterday. Defence chiefs from twelve countries including the UK, the United States and Japan issued a joint statement saying armed forces should protect, rather than harm, the people they serve.

The protests started after the country's elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was detained by the military in a coup on 1st February.

They continued to grow in the two biggest cities, Yangon and Mandalay, despite a violent crackdown by the army.

They've now spread to an estimated 40 areas.

Mishal Husain presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Laura Bicker.

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