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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar police fire rubber bullets as hundreds of thousands march

Several protesters wounded in capital and soldiers deployed in Yangon

Police line up during clashes with protesters as tensions heighten in Myanmar.   © Reuters

YANGON/BANGKOK -- Defying a government ban on assemblies, hundreds and thousands of protesters across Myanmar marched on Tuesday to oppose the military coup, according to local media. Police fired rubber bullets and used water cannons in attempts to disperse the crowds.

It was the fourth day of protests, with tensions heightening, as the military ban on public assemblies was ignored. On Tuesday, the army announced an order to ban gatherings of more than five people in all major cities, including Yangon and Naypyitaw. It also imposed a curfew.

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