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Myanmar warned against harsh response to protesters

Reuters

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The United Nations special envoy has warned Myanmar’s army of “severe consequences” for any harsh response to protesters demonstrating against this month’s coup in a call with the military leadership, a UN spokesman said.

Despite the deployment of armoured vehicles and soldiers to some major cities at the weekend, protesters demonstrated again on Monday to denounce the Feb 1 takeover and demand the release of detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi and others.

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