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Myanmar cuts Internet access, intensifies efforts to breakup protests

Soldiers in Myanmar pounded down on dissenters Friday by swiftly breaking up street gatherings of die-hard activists, occupying key Buddhist monasteries and cutting public Internet access.

 

The moves raised concerns that a crackdown on civilians that has killed at least 10 people this week was set to intensify. By sealing Buddhist monasteries, the government seemed intent on clearing the streets of monks, who have spearheaded the demonstrations and are revered by most of their Myanmar countrymen. (AP)