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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar coup opponents form pro-democracy unity government

Group including ousted lawmakers and protest leaders seeks international recognition

Demonstrators flash the three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Yangon on March 1.   © Reuters

Opponents of Myanmar's junta announced a National Unity Government on Friday including ousted members of parliament and leaders of anti-coup protests and ethnic minorities, saying their aim was to end military rule and restore democracy.

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