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Military leaders order curfew, ban gatherings in Myanmar

The junta responsible for Myanmar’s military coup on Monday announced strict crackdowns on public protests in the nation’s two largest cities.

The junta announced an 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew in parts of the cities of Mandalay and Yangon, which have been the site of major demonstrations since last weekend. The rulers also said any motorized processions or gatherings of more than five people would be prohibited, according to The Associated Press.

Similar measures are likely for other cities and townships in the country, according to the AP. The country has seen mass demonstrations against the coup in its northern, southeastern and eastern regions.

Over the weekend, police hit hundreds of protesters in the capital city of Naypyitaw with water cannons. The capital, an unusual site for mass unrest, is the home of numerous civil servants seeking the restoration of the elected Myanmar government, which took power after five decades of military rule.