Myanmar crackdown triggers exodus from its biggest city, Yangon

Myanmar crackdown triggers exodus from its biggest city, Yangon

The Guardian

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Roads out of city on Friday choked with traffic heading for rural areas, according to local media reports

Roads out of Myanmar’s biggest city have been choked with people fleeing the junta’s deadly crackdown on anti-coup dissent, as authorities in neighbouring Thailand said they were preparing for an influx of displaced people.

Myanmar has been in turmoil since the military ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on 1 February, triggering a mass uprising that security forces have sought to crush with a campaign of violence and fear.

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