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Myanmar protesters defy ban on gatherings to demonstrate in Yangon

Opponents of the coup say they will keep protesting, one day after huge crowds prompted the army to introduce a curfew

Opponents of Myanmar’s military coup have defied bans on big gatherings to rally for a fourth day following the biggest demonstrations in more than a decade.

The 1 February coup and detention of elected civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi sparked days of protests across the south-east Asian country of 53 million and a growing civil disobedience movement affecting hospitals, schools and government offices. On Monday the army announced bans on gatherings in certain cities and towns and a curfew.

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