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Foreign military intervention in Myanmar looks unlikely, despite protesters' pleas

Protesters prepare to face off against security forces during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on March 5, 2021. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON - Facing a brutal crackdown, pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar are pleading for foreign intervention - even military - to force the regime that seized power on Feb 1 to back down.

Some cite the UN's Responsibility to Protect (R2P) populations from genocide, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

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