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Deaths Reported in Attack on Myanmar Protesters

The junta in Myanmar has begun to move against the resurgent pro-democracy movement. The generals appear to have adopted a measured response, placing troops at key gathering places, banning assemblies of more than five people, bundling some demonstrators into trucks and removing them from the scene, implementing curfews, perhaps identifying leaders for arrest.

It seems that the leaders are hoping to avoid the bloodshed that shocked the world the last time the government cracked down on protesters in 1988.

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