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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar protests set to flare again Monday after bloody weekend

EU foreign ministers to discuss situation, but rapid sanctions unlikely

Word on the street: A protest slogan fills a road in Yangon. More widespread street protests are expected Feb. 22.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Fears of more deadly encounters between protesters and security forces hang over Myanmar as large-scale demonstrations against the military's power grab have been called for Monday.

Calls have gone out on social networks for rallies, with weekend violence only appearing to add to public outrage. The nation's biggest local retailer, City Mart Holding, will close supermarkets for business Monday in what appears to be preparation for unrest.

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