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    • Protesters hold up the three finger salute during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on 6 February 2021.
    • Riot police block off a street as protesters gather for a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on 6 February 2021.
    • A protester holds up a sign with the images of detained Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi (R) and president Win Myint during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on 6 February 2021.
    • A man takes pictures in front of a mural by Thai graffiti artist Mue Bon depicting the detained Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi facing a machine gun in Bangkok on 6 February 2021.
    • Protesters take part in a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on 6 February 2021.
    • Riot police block a street as protesters gather for a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on 6 February 2021.
    • Members of the Burmese community in Taipei protest against the Myanmar military coup in Little Burma, home to many of Taiwan's Burmese immigrants, in Taipei, Taiwan, 6 February 2021.
    • Protesters hold up the three finger salute during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on 6 February 2021.
    • In this image made from video, a woman flashes the three-fingered salute from a vehicle as a crowd of protesters march past Saturday 6 February 2021, in Yangon, Myanmar.  The military authorities in charge of Myanmar broadened a ban on social media following this week’s coup, shutting access to Twitter and Instagram, while street protests continued to expand Saturday as people gathered again to show their opposition to the army takeover.
    • Protesters hold up the three finger salute during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on 6 February 2021.
    • A Myanmar woman living in South Korea shouts slogans as she holds a banner with a defaced picture of Myanmar military Commander-in-Chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing during a rally against the military coup near the office of the military attache of the Myanmar embassy, in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, 6 February 2021.
    • Buddhist monks take part in a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar 6 February 2021.
    • Riot police block a street as protesters gather for a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on 6 February 2021.
    • Members of the Burmese community in Taipei protest against the Myanmar military coup in Little Burma, home to many of Taiwan's Burmese immigrants, in Taipei, Taiwan, 
 6 February 2021.
    • Protesters face off against riot police blocking a street during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on 6 February 2021.
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    Protesters hold up the three finger salute during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on 6 February 2021. (Photo by YE AUNG THU / AFP)

    Tens of thousands of people have taken part in Myanmar's nationwide protests against the military coup.

    Demonstrations broke out on Saturday morning after the Southeast Asian country went into its second nationwide internet shutdown since the military seized power and arrested civilian leaders last week.

    Myanmar's military overthrew the democratically elected government last Monday and declared a year-long state of emergency after accusing State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's party of fraud over its recent election victory. The military blocked social media and shut down the internet across the country.

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