Showdown in Myanmar: Next generation defies coup leaders

Can Myanmar’s military put a lid on it? Across the country, a third day of protest against the coup of last week that called time on five years of democratic transition. Up until 2011, citizens in one of Asia’s poorest countries had mostly been secluded from the outside world. With Facebook and Twitter now cut and the top leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi’s NDL detained, the junta has certainly stacked the odds in its favor.

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