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Bangkok protesters ‘light up Myanmar’ after Monday’s coup

Feb 04. 2021
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By THE NATION

Demonstrators gathered outside the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok’s Sathorn area on Thursday to protest the military coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government.

 

Protesters lit candles and turned on their cellphone torches for a symbolic demonstration dubbed #LightUpMyanmar.

 

Myanmar’s military snuffed out the country’s decade-long democratic experiment on Monday, claiming fraud in last November’s election that delivered a landslide win for Suu Kyi’s party.

 

Police stationed outside the embassy gave the protesters just 10 minutes to hold the demonstration before ushering them away.

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