Explosion, self-immolation, and 'silent strikes' mark one year since Myanmar coup

Empty streets in Myanmar
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Tuesday was the one-year anniversary of Myanmar's military coup, an occasion marked by a lethal explosion, an instance of self-immolation, and "silent strikes" by opponents of the governing junta, Reuters reports.

Those participating in the "silent strikes" remained at home and kept their businesses closed. According to Reuters, authorities warned that such activities could lead to arrest, imprisonment, and seizure of businesses, but the strikes still went forward, leaving streets eerily empty.

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