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After a decade of change in Myanmar, fear of the past drives anti-coup protests

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A communications blackout, the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi without word, wild rumours fed by a paucity of information.

All recalled the darkest days of a succession of military juntas that ruled Myanmar during half a century of ruinous isolation - driving many people to mass protests in fear that such times could return.

That included a Generation Z who grew up with somewhat greater freedom and prosperity in what nonetheless remains one of Southeast Asia’s poorest and most restrictive countries...

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