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Tokyo protesters appeal for help for Myanmar

  • February 21, 2021
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Thousands of people gathered in Tokyo on Sunday to call for support for the anti-coup protests in Myanmar.

 

The rally was organized by a group of people from Myanmar who live in Japan. The organizers say about 3,500 people gathered near the US Embassy in Tokyo’s Minato Ward.

 

Some were holding signs that said “Myanmar needs help.” Others brought photos of the detained de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. They called on the international community to support people in Myanmar by pressuring the military.

 

A woman who took part in the Tokyo demonstration said she wants to tell the world, “Help us!, Don’t abandon us!”

 

Media outlets in Myanmar have reported that two anti-coup protesters were shot dead on Saturday by security police in the city of Mandalay and many others were wounded.

 

Britain and Canada recently announced new sanctions on the military leaders for their roles in the coup, following similar measures taken by the United States.

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