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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar doctors strike as coup sparks civil disobedience

Activists call for action; shops stop selling liquor from army-linked producers

Medical workers at Yangon General Hospital wear red ribbons to protest the military coup that ousted Myanmar's elected government and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

YANGON -- More than 1,000 doctors in 70 hospitals in Myanmar went on strike on Wednesday, according to an activist, to protest the military coup that ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi two days ago.

The Myanmar military claimed fraud in the November elections which Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won in a landslide. On Monday, generals detained Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, who are now under house arrest.

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