This week marks Myanmar's traditional New Year festival of Thingyan. But instead of celebrating, many continue to protest against the military coup – amid reports security forces have opened fire on protesting medical workers in Mandalay.
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ASEAN leaders called on the Myanmar junta to end violence against citizens. At the Jakarta summit, the regional group agreed to appoint an envoy to tackle the deadly crisis.
More than 100 people in Myanmar have been killed in a fresh crackdown on the protest movement. The leader of the military junta marked Armed Forces Day by promising new elections.
Myanmar's military rulers have said they will keep internet restrictions in place, and accused the media of fanning unrest. They acknowledged scores of deaths since the coup but blamed protesters for the violence.
Demonstrators across Myanmar have held flower strikes, placing floral tributes at locations where security forces have killed activists since the February 1 coup.
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