Protests, tear gas in Myanmar after UN envoy urges action

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Sat, 2021-03-06 05:04

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations special envoy on Myanmar called on the UN Security Council to take action against the ruling junta after the killings of protesters who have continued to defy security forces at demonstrations against last month’s coup.
The Southeast Asian country has been plunged into turmoil since the military overthrew and detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb. 1, with daily protests and strikes that have choked business and paralyzed administration.

Anti-coup protesters run as one of them discharges a fire extinguisher to counter the impact of tear gas fired by riot policemen in Yangon, Myanmar, on March 3, 2021. (AP Photo)
UN envoy Christine Schraner Burgener arrives at the Parliament Building in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo, File)
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