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Military deploys more troops as protests persist

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Protesters in Myanmar kept up demands on Monday for the release of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and an end to military rule despite the deployment of armoured vehicles and more soldiers on the streets.

Suu Kyi, detained since a feb. 1 coup, had been expected to face a court in connection with charges of illegally importing walkie-talkies, but a judge said her remand lasted until Wednesday, her lawyer, Khin Maung Zaw, said.

Two people were lightly wounded on Monday when police in the city of Mandalay used rubber bullets and catapults to break up a protest, media and residents said.

Coup leader General Min Aung Hlaing told a junta meeting on Monday that authoritie­s were trying to proceed softly, but said: “Effective action will be taken against people who are harming the country, committing treason through violence.”

The army said four police injured in the northern town of Myitkyina on Sunday were among those hurt in protests.

 ?? ye AUNG THU / AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES ?? A banner shows Aung San Suu Kyi as protesters opposing the military coup demonstrat­e in Yangon on Monday.
ye AUNG THU / AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES A banner shows Aung San Suu Kyi as protesters opposing the military coup demonstrat­e in Yangon on Monday.

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