Myanmar police cracks down on crowds defying protest ban.

The biggest protests in more than a decade have swept Myanmar to denounce the coup and demand the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. The deposed 75-year-old elected leader first came to prominence in 1988 during a very different generation of protests against an earlier junta. At least 20 protesters were injured after police used rubber bullets in the capital Naypyidaw during the most serious clashes on February 9, according to a network of medics supporting the protests. In the northern city of Mandalay, witnesses told Bloomberg security forces blasted tear gas and water cannons, while police threatened to disburse large crowds that gathered in the commercial capital of Yangon.

Source- Hindustan Times.

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