Myanmar’s increasingly deadly crackdown on protesters

March 01, 2021

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A large crowd of people are shown marching in the street, many with their first raised in the air.

Protesters shout slogans during a protest against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, Feb. 28, 2021.



Police and troops in Myanmar are intensifying a crackdown on unarmed protesters. They opened fire on civilians, killing at least 18 people on Sunday and wounding dozens. And in Pakistan, past vaccine programs have been hindered by a mix of conspiracy theories, a CIA operation and opposition by religious leaders. Will it be different with COVID-19? Also, it was a big night for Chloé Zhao who on Sunday became the first woman of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe for directing.

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