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Anti-coup protestors are to be lauded, those fomenting a coup by storming the seat of government to disrupt the electoral process are to be shot like the traitors they are.

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The time has come for the people of Myanmar to defend their democracy by any means.

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The time has come for the people of Myanmar to defend their democracy by any means.

Fully agree. And for those around the world who still value democracy the time has come to look at Myanmar and see what happens when an authoritarian regime uses its forces to attack its nation's democratic principles and even its own people, especially those who want to retain the bits of democracy they had had. North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Russia are other examples of states that have either eliminated or restricted any semblance of democracy.

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Power to the people! I support the citizens of Myanmar who wish for a free and democratic nation for the first time in their lives. Police, public servants, the military and politicians are all fair targets for guerilla attacks in my opinion.

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About time for the whole WORLD to act against the tyranny that is going on in Myanmar. Fight fire with fire.

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I worry this is going to be worse than the Syrian Civil War. Myanmar may break up along ethnic lines, which might not be altogether bad in the end, but I see a decade or more of suffering and death before an end game becomes apparent. The Tatmadaw has already killed too many civilians for there to be a peaceful settlement of this dispute.

On a side note has anyone else noticed other press sources are saying that protesters have been burning Chinese factories inside Myanmar?

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Brave people shot dead every day with high-velocity bullets tearing the bodies apart like rag dolls.

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Awful, horrible, brutal, unthinkable. The stories get worse and worse every day. I've been following closely on Twitter, and some of the protestors' videos are so upsetting.

Yet, the Myanmar protests are receiving only a small fraction of the news attention that the Hong Kong protests did, despite the military's daily use of live rounds against the protestors and the body count growing and growing. In China, Hong Kong has an enemy that the English-speaking world likes to rally against. But Myanmar seems to be relegated to second- or third-tier news. It's sad.

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The CCP has the junta's back. Nothing will happen to them.

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The time has come for the people of Myanmar to defend their democracy by any means.

That's an easy statement to make when yours isn't one of the bodies that's likely to be ripped apart by Army gunfire. The bravery of the protesters is to be respected and applauded, but most people will just keep their heads down and hope to get through this.

Foreign governments are the ones who need to step up, put real pressure on the junta and help the people of Myanmar.

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Who is behind the current situation in Myanmar, as the CCP invests heavily in Myanmar's internal relations, particularly in Rakhine, Kachin, and Shan states, as well as the entire Myanmar region? Terrorist groups along Myanmar's border have previously encouraged China to assist them in establishing chaos in Myanmar. China is providing substantial assistance and assisting in the development of industries and infrastructure in Myanmar, with the goal of becoming the primary beneficiary of Myanmar's vast oil and natural gas reserves. China's influence in Myanmar manifests itself on multiple levels.

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The CCP has the junta's back. Nothing will happen to them.

Actually they don't. China has for decades armed and supported rebel groups inside Myanmar who are trying to gain their independence from the Burmese. This exploded briefly into open warfare in 2009 when the Myanmar Air force conducted air strikes against rebel camps inside China, raids the PLAAF was completely unprepared to defend against. China expressed outrage but little more happened. The Myanmar military or Tatmadaw, hates China with a passion for supporting their enemies. Currently the protesters in Myanmar are burning Chinese owned factories. The Chinese are reviled in Mynamar. In fact one of the excuses the Tatmadaw is using for deposing the civilian government was that Suu Kyi had brought the nation too close to China.

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Yet, the Myanmar protests are receiving only a small fraction of the news attention that the Hong Kong protests did,

There is a vast Hong Kong born diaspora living in the west who have great wealth and are prominent in business and sometimes government and thus able to speak out, while the Burmese diaspora is small and so far silent.

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Myanmar’s ruling junta has declared martial law in a wide area of the country’s largest city, as security forces killed dozens of protesters over the weekend in an increasingly lethal crackdown on resistance to last month’s military coup.

The United Nations said at least 138 peaceful protesters have been killed in Myanmar since the Feb. 1 military coup, including at least 56 killed over the weekend.

https://worldabcnews.com/myanmar-military-imposes-martial-law-over-countrys-largest-city-after-dozens-killed/

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