Hundreds March Against Military Takeover in Myanmar.

Hundreds of locals and students marched through the streets of Myanmar’s Dawei, Thursday, April 22, as protests against February’s military coup continue.
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READ MORE: Southeast Asian nations are set to discuss Myanmar's governance crisis at a summit in Jakarta on Saturday.

Tuesday's announcement by the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) comes a day after the European Union imposed stiff sanctions on militarily controlled Myanmar, an ASEAN member state.

The military in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, overthrew the country's elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi in early February, triggering a popular revolt followed by a violent crackdown on protesters and civilians who want a return to democracy.

At least 738 people have been killed by junta security forces since the crackdown began, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.
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LINK: www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/asean-members-discuss-myanmar-jakarta-summit

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