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15 Feb 2021

Police and troops in Myanmar use force to break up protests

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The Myanmar military has deployed soldiers and armoured vehicles on the streets of several major cities around the country, as they intensify their crackdown on anti-coup protests.

Troops and police forcefully broke up crowds who gathered in Mandalay, while there have been reports of a shooting in another city where demonstrators clashed with police.

The authorities have warned protesters that they could face up to 20 years in jail if they incite hatred towards the armed forces.