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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar citizens oppose military takeover on social media

Nikkei reporters sample 250 million tweets protesting crackdown

Myanmar citizens are resisting the takeover and continuing their campaign for democracy. Young people have chosen social media as their main battlefield.

TOKYO -- It has been a year since the military seized power in Myanmar on Feb. 1, 2021. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a human rights group, has tallied 1,513 deaths by army gunfire or torture as of Feb. 3 this year. Citizens are resisting the takeover and continuing their campaign for democracy. Protesters, especially young people, have chosen social media as their main battlefield.

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