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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar junta's crackdown fuels defiant Generation Z

Resistance led by people in their 20s as shootings of civilians continue

BANGKOK -- The military junta in Myanmar is intensifying its crackdown, with 114 people killed on Saturday, the bloodiest day since the Feb. 1 coup.

But Myanmar's young Generation Z, born after the millennium, is defiant, coming up with numerous novel ways to protest. This cohort of young, who are seen by opponents of the junta as brave and determined, have continued to call for the release of the country's civilian leaders, including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.

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