Sagaing Region residents equipped with single-shot traditional rifles known as “tumi guns” – and in some cases more modern weaponry – are resisting security forces’ attempts to crush anti-coup protests.
As the military brazenly guns down its own citizens in ever-larger numbers, activists are finding new ways to resist.
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Myanmar is still using the same "tactics" to silence its people as the former junta, the UN rights envoy said Friday.
Residents in villages around the town, which is renowned for its amber, have been forced to flee after the Tatmadaw dropped leaflets warning them to leave or potentially face criminal charges.