PHOTO PACKAGE: Burma Police Clamp Down On Anti-Coup Protesters
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Police in Burma have fired gunshots into the air and water cannon to disperse protesters who defied bans on public gatherings amid nationwide outrage over last week’s military coup. Protests erupted for a fourth straight day on February 9 to denounce dictatorship and the arrest of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, despite a warning from the new junta that they would take action against demonstrations that threatened "stability." Reports said police fired gunshots into the air to disperse demonstrators in the capital, Naypyitaw, and other cities across the country, also known as Myanmar, after blasting them with water cannon.