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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar citizens stage 'silent strike' to protest military coup

Residents stay home as security forces crack down on demonstrations

The roads in Yangon were considerably quieter on March 24, as protesters stayed home and staged a "silent strike."

BANGKOK -- People in Myanmar staged a "silent strike" on Wednesday, staying home to protest the Feb. 1 military coup. Security forces have forced residents to clear away barricades on the streets in Yangon ahead of the Armed Forces Day holiday on March 27.

As the crackdown intensifies, protests in Myanmar have become sporadic. Citizens are resisting through strikes and other forms of civil disobedience.

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