Myanmar protesters march despite ban on gatherings
10 February 2021 | 11:00 am
Police have fired rubber bullets on demonstrators in Myanmar who gathered in defiance of rules imposed by the military junta that make their protests illegal.
The far-right Tehreek-e-Labbaik party has called off a march on the capital, and the government has said allowing the party back into the political mainstream is in the "national interest."
Danny Fenster was sentenced on several charges, including incitement for allegedly spreading false or inflammatory information. He is the first Western journalist to be jailed in Myanmar in years.
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