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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar junta faces 'largest' protest after warning of crackdown

General strike grips country as factories and supermarkets close

Protesters gather against the military coup Yangon on Feb. 22. (Photo by Yan Naing Aung)

YANGON/ BANGKOK -- Widespread demonstrations took place against the military in Myanmar on Monday, after a general strike was called on social media, with factories and supermarkets closed, as witnesses said the protest was the largest since the Feb. 1 coup.

A 30-year-old sales manager who protested in Yangon said, "Today's protest is the biggest protest that I have ever seen in my life."

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