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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar protesters stage 'flash mobs' to avoid bullets

Activists return to street after ASEAN summit, focused on democracy over Suu Kyi

Young people stage a flash mob protest in Yangon on April 30, gathering and dispersing quickly to avoid arrest.

BANGKOK -- Protesters in Myanmar have adopted guerilla tactics that resemble flash mobs in response to the junta's bloody crackdown against anti-coup demonstrations in the country.

As heavy rain blanketed Yangon on Friday morning, a few youths stood at a bus stop, pretending to wait for their ride. Others went through the motions of lining up for an ATM. Suddenly, a group unfurled a banner and marched swiftly down the thoroughfare. It served as a cue for others on standby to silently join in, until the number of demonstrators reached at least 100.

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