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The Biden administration on Wednesday ramped up pressure against Myanmar’s military government by imposing sanctions on two state-owned companies responsible for significant amounts of foreign income.

The Biden administration on Wednesday ramped up pressure against Myanmar’s military government by imposing sanctions on two state-owned companies responsible for significant amounts of foreign income.

The United States on Wednesday, April 21, imposed fresh Myanmar-related sanctions, targeting two state-owned enterprises in the latest in a series of punitive actions following the country's military coup as Washington said it would take further action.

The Myanmar military junta's crackdown on anti-coup protesters has displaced close to a quarter of a million people, a United Nations rights envoy said Wednesday. #BangkokPost  #World 

The Myanmar military junta's crackdown on anti-coup protesters has displaced close to a quarter of a million people, a United Nations rights envoy said Wednesday

▶️Anti-coup protesters held a march Wednesday in the streets of Hpakant, a town in Myanmar's Kachin state known for its jade mines. 👉UN Rights Chief Warns Myanmar Heading Toward Syria-like Civil War

VIDEO: Hundreds marched Wednesday to protest against the military coup near Myanmar's city of Dawei, holding flowers to celebrate the new year festival of Thingyan

YANGON: Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar sloshed red paint in the streets on Wednesday, symbolising the blood spilled and more than 700 lives lost in the brutal military crackdown. #BangkokPost  #World 

Kyaw Zwar Minn, Myanmar’s ambassador to London has been locked out of his Embassy since Wednesday.

🇲🇲🇬🇧Britain condemned "bullying" by the #Myanmar  junta as #diplomats  loyal to the Myanmar #military  seized control of the #embassy  in #London  on Wednesday, leaving ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn locked out in the street in a diplomatic #coup . @MonteReports  has the story⤵️

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Like so many women, 18-year-old Ma Kyal Sin, known as "Angel," was on the front line of the protests on Wednesday. A Myanmar security force member shot her in the head and killed her -- one of three young women shot and killed that day.

Wednesday's "silent strike...left normally bustling areas of commercial hubs like Yangon and Monywa virtually deserted." When street protests resumed on Thursday, the Myanmar junta killed five proteters -- all for the power and enrichment of the generals.

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With the Myanmar junta's shoot-to-kill-protester policy making marches too dangerous, the pro-democracy movement changed tactics on Wednesday with a "silence strike." Social media showed "streets empty of activity save for the occasional stray dog."

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At least 38 people were killed in Myanmar on Wednesday, the UN confirmed, marking the worst day of violence since protests against military rule began This video footage shows anti-coup protesters running to avoid police tear gas

The "goggles, hard hats and homemade shields" of the Myanmar pro-democracy protesters provide no protection from ruthless security forces willing to open "sustained fire with automatic weapons." The junta kills 33 protesters on Wednesday alone. Awful.

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Four children were reportedly among those killed during Wednesday's bloodbath in Myanmar, "including a 14-year-old boy who was...shot dead by a soldier on a passing convoy of military trucks. The soldiers loaded his body onto a truck and...fled the scene."

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This 19-year-old Myanmar pro-democracy protester wore a shirt saying "Everything will be OK" -- until it wasn't, because one of the junta's security forces shot her in the head on Wednesday and killed her.

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Wednesday was the deadliest day in Myanmar since the military coup. The UN says at least 38 people were killed after security forces opened fire on protesters ⤵️

Parts of Wednesday's Myanmar brutality: > Security forces shot at largely peaceful protesters. > They fired on some protesters as they attempted to rescue an injured man. > Police detained & beat medical workers. > A man in custody is shot in the back.

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Myanmar security forces shot and killed 18 protesters on Wednesday, including a 14-year old boy. Protesters say there were no warnings to disperse: "They just fired their guns." At least 40 people have now been killed at anti-coup protests. One activist said: "It's a massacre."

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