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'Broken-down car' campaign launched to oppose military rule in Myanmar

2021-02-18 08:33:50       source:CGTN

Febuary 17, 2021

Protesters opposing the military takeover of Myanmar returned to the streets in large numbers on Wednesday. Thousands of people rallied in Yangon, the nation's biggest city, blocking roads with vehicles to stop security forces from moving around the commercial capital. 

Calls for a "broken-down car campaign" spread quickly on social media after the military's resumed internet services. Numerous photos soon appeared on various social media sites of supposedly stalled cars, with bonnets raised, clogging up streets.

Protestors parked their cars in the middle of city streets and on bridges on Wednesday, pretending they had broken down to prevent police and army trucks from reaching the protest sites. 

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