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Ethnic minorities join big crowds protesting Myanmar coup

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YANGON – Members of Myanmar’s myriad ethnic minorities marching behind their groups’ flags joined the large and enthusiastic protests Thursday against the junta that took over the government last week.

The resistance to the coup received a major boost from abroad from President Joe Biden, who ordered new sanctions and promised more measures to come. “The military must relinquish power it seized and demonstrate respect for the will of the people," he said.

Tens of thousands of protesters, if not more, have marched daily in Yangon and Mandalay, the country’s biggest cities. Large rallies also have been taking place in the capital Naypyitaw and many other cities and towns.

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