‘We’re not brainwashed’: a week of turmoil in Myanmar

Protests have spread across country since military coup, as citizens resist return to dictatorship

On Friday evening, after darkness fell, the sound of car horns and the clanging of pots and pans and metal railings echoed around the compact grid of downtown Yangon. It was the fourth consecutive night that people had gathered, on their balconies to loudly voice their fury at the military junta now running Myanmar.

It was Monday morning when the public had awoken to find that Aung San Suu Kyi, whose party had won a landslide election in November, had been detained, and that the army had seized all legislative, judicial and executive powers.

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