Photos: Protesters clash in Yangon over Myanmar military coup

  • On February 25, supporters of the military marched through Myanmar's commercial hub Yangon carrying signs that read, "We stand with the defence services." Since the start of February, pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar have taken to the streets, demanding the release of their leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Protests in Yangon have remained largely peaceful, despite the presence of troops and security forces barricading key junctions. But on February 25 noon, clashes were reported between pro-military and pro-democracy supporters near Yangon Central station's railway compound.
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A military supporter points a sharp object as he confronts anti-coup protesters during a military support rally in Yangon, Myanmar on February 25. Junta supporters wielding knives and slingshots clashed with residents in Myanmar's largest city on February 25, as tensions rise after weeks of nationwide protests against the military coup.(REUTERS)

A military supporter points a sharp object as he confronts anti-coup protesters during a military support rally in Yangon, Myanmar on February 25. Junta supporters wielding knives and slingshots clashed with residents in Myanmar's largest city on February 25, as tensions rise after weeks of nationwide protests against the military coup.(REUTERS)

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An anti-coup protester with thanaka, a traditional face paste with letters CDM, representing "Civil Disobedience Movement," displays a placard with an image of deposed Myanmar President Win Myint during a street march in Mandalay on February 25.(AP)

An anti-coup protester with thanaka, a traditional face paste with letters CDM, representing "Civil Disobedience Movement," displays a placard with an image of deposed Myanmar President Win Myint during a street march in Mandalay on February 25.(AP)

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Supporters of Myanmar’s military carry banners and flags during a rally in Yangon on February 25. Hundreds of supporters of the military marched through Yangon carrying signs that said "We stand with Defence Services."(REUTERS)

Supporters of Myanmar’s military carry banners and flags during a rally in Yangon on February 25. Hundreds of supporters of the military marched through Yangon carrying signs that said "We stand with Defence Services."(REUTERS)

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Police block a road during a protest at the Yangon University compound during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on February 25. Authorities granted junta supporters access to Yangon's Sule Pagoda, a local landmark at a key junction that in recent days was barricaded to prevent anti-coup protesters from amassing, AFP reported.(Ye Aung THU / AFP)

Police block a road during a protest at the Yangon University compound during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on February 25. Authorities granted junta supporters access to Yangon's Sule Pagoda, a local landmark at a key junction that in recent days was barricaded to prevent anti-coup protesters from amassing, AFP reported.(Ye Aung THU / AFP)

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A demonstrator gestures as riot police officers stand guard during a rally against the military coup at the University of Yangon on February 25.(REUTERS)

A demonstrator gestures as riot police officers stand guard during a rally against the military coup at the University of Yangon on February 25.(REUTERS)

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Pro-military supporters throw projectiles at residents in Yangon on February 25. Clashes Broke out near Yangon Central station's railway compound by noon on February 25. Military supporters -- some carrying pipes, knives and slingshots -- turned on the booing residents, witnesses told AFP.(Sai Aung Main / AFP)

Pro-military supporters throw projectiles at residents in Yangon on February 25. Clashes Broke out near Yangon Central station's railway compound by noon on February 25. Military supporters -- some carrying pipes, knives and slingshots -- turned on the booing residents, witnesses told AFP.(Sai Aung Main / AFP)

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Anti-coup protesters during a street march in Mandalay on February 25.(AP)

Anti-coup protesters during a street march in Mandalay on February 25.(AP)

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Anti-coup protesters shout slogans during a street march in Mandalay on February 25. Security forces eventually arrived at the site of clashes to find women and children linking arms in front of the railway compound to prevent them from arresting any anti-coup protesters, AFP reported.(AP)

Anti-coup protesters shout slogans during a street march in Mandalay on February 25. Security forces eventually arrived at the site of clashes to find women and children linking arms in front of the railway compound to prevent them from arresting any anti-coup protesters, AFP reported.(AP)

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A woman travelling in the back of a truck greets anti-coup protesters with the three-fingered salute in Mandalay on February 25.(AP)

A woman travelling in the back of a truck greets anti-coup protesters with the three-fingered salute in Mandalay on February 25.(AP)

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Children peep out of a car and react to anti-coup protesters with clenched fists in Yangon on February 25.(AP)

Children peep out of a car and react to anti-coup protesters with clenched fists in Yangon on February 25.(AP)

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