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Junta uses scare tactics to cow residents, no word on U.N.’s democracy mission

Junta uses scare tactics to cow residents, no word on U.N.’s democracy mission

Associated Press

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s junta broadcast warnings from trucks that soldiers were searching for protesters, while a U.N. envoy remained tightlipped Wednesday about his mission to convince the military rulers to end their restriction on democracy advocates.

Military vehicles patrolled the streets of Yangon overnight and blared from loudspeakers that soldiers were searching for protesters: “We have photographs. We are going to make arrests!”

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