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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar protest crackdown moves to new urban phase

Economic disruption deepens as unions call for all workers to strike

Protesters take positions behind a makeshift barricade as armed riot policemen gather in Yangon on on March 8.   © AP

BANGKOK/YANGON -- Thousands of residents poured into the streets across Myanmar's largest city Yangon late on Monday, defying a nightly curfew to show support for about 200 protesters encircled by security forces in a central district earlier in the day.

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