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Call for prayer and non-violence from Archbishop of Myanmar in wake of military coup

11th February 2021

The Anglican Archbishop of Myanmar has urged Christians to get to get down on their knees and pray until it hurts in the wake of street protests that have rocked the Southeast Asian’s cities since the 1 Feb 2021 coup.

Local news sources report an estimated 700,000 people, many dressed in red (the symbol of the democratically elected government) took to the streets at noon in Yangon (Rangoon), Mandalay, and Naypyidaw on Feb 7 and 8 and today (9 Feb 2021) calling upon the army to return to their barracks and restore civilian rule. A general strike has been reported to have taken place, with public services and businesses closed. 

On 1 Feb 2021 the army, known as the Tatmadaw, deposed the democratically elected government of the National League for Democracy and declared a year long state of emergency. Continue reading via the link below.

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