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U.S. Sanctions Military Junta as Anti-Coup Protests Continue in Burma

HeadlineFeb 11, 2021

Protests are continuing in Burma for a sixth straight day to condemn the military coup that ousted Burma’s civilian leadership, including Aung San Suu Kyi. This comes as Burma’s military junta has unveiled plans for a sweeping cybersecurity law in a move to crack down on free speech online. On Wednesday, President Biden imposed sanctions on Burma’s military leaders.

President Joe Biden: “The military must relinquish power it seized and demonstrate respect for the will of the people of Burma, as expressed in their November 8th election.”

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