Myanmar faces more protests as Indonesia pursues diplomatic efforts

myanmar faces more protests as indonesia pursues diplomatic efforts

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(Reuters) – Myanmar was set for more street protests on Wednesday against military rule as Indonesia sought to build momentum behind a diplomatic push involving other Southeast Asian countries to steer a path out of the crisis.

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator takes part in a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 22, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

This week saw huge rallies on Monday and a general strike to denounce the military’s Feb. 1 coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, despite a warning from authorities that confrontation could get people killed.

On Tuesday, gatherings were smaller overall, but a multi-ethnic rally was planned on Wednesday in Mayangone in the northern part of the commercial hub of Yangon.

In what appeared to be a bid to kickstart diplomatic efforts, Indonesia’s foreign minister Retno Marsudi planned to fly to Myanmar on Thursday in the first known visit by a foreign envoy since the Feb…

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