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Myanmar protests continue for 10th day

Protests against Myanmar's military coup continued for a 10th day on Monday, despite an intensifying crackdown by security forces, CNN reported. The military sent armored vehicles into the streets in major cities on Sunday and conducted nighttime raids targeting leading critics of the ruling junta that seized power and detained democratically elected leaders on Feb. 1.

Security forces reportedly fired on protesters at a power plant where a crowd had gathered in response to reports that the military planned to cut off electricity. The junta imposed an internet blackout following the coup to silence dissent. The coup came after the military, claiming fraud, refused to recognize the results of November elections dominated by the National League for Democracy, the party of Aung San Suu Kyi.