Myanmar: US orders diplomats to leave as coup spurs ethnic tensions

Myanmar: US orders diplomats to leave as coup spurs ethnic tensions

The Guardian

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UN security council set for emergency meeting as death toll from military crackdown passes 520

The United States has ordered the departure of non-essential diplomats from Myanmar, amid growing violence following the military coup to oust civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Daily protests demanding the restoration of the elected government have been met with a military crackdown that has left more than 520 civilians dead in the weeks since the February 1 coup.

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